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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Rogue's Tavern (1936)

It was a dark and stormy night and a mad killer is on the loose.  Who is it?  That's the premise of Rogue's Tavern, a who dunnit murder mystery.  Is it the wolf that looks strangely like a German Shepherd?  The man in the wheelchair?  Or something far more sinister?  Really, it sounds more interesting than it is.  I found this movie boring at times and unintentionally funny.  The last scene made me laugh my ass off but I'm sure that wasn't the original intent of the film.
Rogue's Tavern is a not-so-good spooky house story.  If you like that kind of thing then head straight for House on Haunted Hill (1959) that does it much, much better in terms of storytelling as well as acting.  This one might have worked in 1936 but it just doesn't cut it in 2010.  I couldn't give it a Bad rating because it's not a red hot mess.  However, it's barely worth you time watching.  Waste your brain cells somewhere else!
RATING: Fair.
Download a copy of the film from Archive.org
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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