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The Monster Walks (1932)

Passed  |   |  Horror  |  10 February 1932 (USA)
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People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape.


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A doctor, who keeps an ape for medical studies, dies and his daughter inherits his estate. Her uncle, a paralytic, working through his natural son by the housekeeper, plans her death, and the ape may or may not be involved. However, the plan does have a problem or two in its execution. Written by Les Adams <>

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10 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El monstruo asesino  »

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The film was originally refused a UK cinema certificate in 1932, and released uncut and PG rated in 2010. See more »


Dr. Ted Clayton: Wealth to youth is golden, but to age it is a milestone.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Madeline Kahn/Taj Mahal (1977) See more »


Written by Johannes Brahms
Played on the violin as part of the plot
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Classic haunted house fare
12 August 1999 | by (Sacramento) – See all my reviews


An ape is killing people in an old spooky house! This movie is sooo bad, but also a wonderful example of the 1930's "haunted house" films. We love the scene where a dead body is kept in a room lit only by a single candle light...Lots of gimmicky scenes that were common in those days are practiced in this atmospheric movie. Don't miss it, it's a real treasure that will have you laughing, but also calling up some great memories of the era.

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