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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

THE LEOPARD MAN (1943)


When I first heard the title THE LEOPARD MAN and watched the trailer I had a feeling this would be some sort of cheap-ass rip-off of THE WOLFMAN or something along those creature-feature lines, but this is a production of the team of producer Val Lewton and director Jacques Tourneur who are best known for THE CAT PEOPLE and I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE, so it's not anything like that and it doesn't play anything like you might think it would. What you get is more of a psychological murder mystery which uses shadows and leaves the murders to your imagination.  While I wouldn't put this up there with the classic CAT PEOPLE(some of the plot points didn't really make a lot of sense to me) it's still worth checking out if you're into the more atmospheric old-timey stuff.  Also there's some hot 40's showgirls on display which makes for good eye-candy.

 

2 comments:

  1. Richard from WichitaMay 11, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    This movie had a ton of atmosphere but has always seemed a little slow to me. Not a personal favorite.

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  2. It really pales when compared to CAT PEOPLE which is a personal favorite of mine.

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