Wednesday, August 24, 2016
THE DEVIL BAT (1940)
Bela Lugosi is a mad-scientist-type fellow who grows some big-ass bats and invents a cologne that makes them really pissed-off and bite-happy. Then it's time for revenge on all the folks that stole his ideas and ripped him-off by putting these two things together. The bats are big rubbery ridiculous things that scream like goats do cuz I guess that was a scary sound in 1940. Overall this is a pretty silly movie with an absurd plot but you do get some quality menacing Lugosi moments and if that's your thing this one is worth a look. AKA KILLER BATS
There is a colorized version of this out there and there was a sorta-sequel, DEVIL BAT'S DAUGHTER, which didn't really have any story connection with this film and a sorta-remake THE FLYING SERPENT, both from 1946. There's also supposed to be a brand new, 2016, sequel called REVENGE OF THE DEVIL BAT which I don't know if that one has ever been released but I don't have very high hopes for it's quality.
Known in Mexico as THE INFERNAL VAMPIRE!: