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The Devil Bat

1940

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By means of electrical stimulation, Bela Lugosi is making his bats grow larger than you ever thought possible. He offers you a sample of a new shaving lotion with a strange, pungent odor: "Now rub it on the tender part of your neck." Do you comply? Read more at the IMDB.

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The Devil Bat (1940 in film) is a black-and-white Comedy film-Horror film movie produced by Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) and directed by Jean Yarbrough. The film stars horror actor Bela Lugosi, along with Suzanne Kaaren, Guy Usher, Yolande Mallott, and the comic team of Dave O'Brien (actor) and Donald Kerr (actor) as the protagonists. The film later had a 1946 sequel titled Devil Bat's Daughter.

Plot

The story involves a small town cosmetic company chemist (Lugosi) who is upset at his wealthy employers, because he feels they have denied him his due share of company success. To get revenge, he breeds giant bats. He then conditions them to kill those wearing a special shaving he has concocted. He cleverly distributes the lotion to his enemies as a "test" product.
Once they have applied the lotion, the chemist then releases his Devil Bats in the night, which kill his two former partners and three members of their families. A hot shot big city reporter gets assigned by his editor to cover and help solve the murders. He (O'Brien) and his bumbling photographer (Kerr) begin to unwind the mystery with some comic sidelights. The mad chemist is, predictably, done in by his own shaving lotion, and by his own creation—the dreaded Devil Bat.

Cast

See also


  • Béla Lugosi filmography
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    Further reading

  • Weaver, Tom (1993). "The Devil Bat (PRC, 1940)" in Poverty Row Horrors! Monogram, PRC and Republic Horror Films of the Forties. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. ISBN 0-89950-756-5. pp.&nbsp;14–25.



  • Category:1940 films
    Category:American films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:1940s horror films
    Category:Films directed by Jean Yarbrough
    Category:Producers Releasing Corporation films
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