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Devil Bat


Vampire Movies 1900-1959


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Dr. Carruthers is betrayed and cheated by his business partners. He gains revenge by electrically enlarging bats and sending them on a killing mission.

  • Directed by Jean Yarbrough
  • Written by George Bricker
  • Starring:
    Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Donlan, Donald Kerr and Edmund Mortimer
  • Released 1941
  • 68 min


Bela Lugosi plays against type as a mild-mannered perfumier who is still bitter from having been denied credit for a successful product. His revenge is particularly sweet in that he trains his 'devil bats' to seek out a certain scent - one found only in the after shave he gives to his victims.

Not really a vampire movie at all, this really belongs in the niche market of industrial espionage revenge films. But it deserves consideration if only because of its considerable creepiness, and slowly building plot.

An enjoyable film, with nicely times moments of humour among the devil death attacks .... Nice one, Bela!

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The Vampyreverse 10 January 2016 Copyright Andrew Heenan Privacy