MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,757 this week

The Human Monster (1939)
"The Dark Eyes of London" (original title)

 -  Crime | Horror | Mystery  -  24 March 1940 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 677 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 16 critic

Insurance agent-physician collects on policies of men murdered by a disfigured resident of the home for the blind where he acts as doctor-on-call.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Related News

Jesús Franco obituary
| The Guardian - Film News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 44 titles
created 23 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 08 Apr 2012
 
a list of 71 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
list image
a list of 800 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Human Monster (1939)

The Human Monster (1939) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Human Monster.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems.

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A murder is found to be connected to a false heir and a secret underground torture chamber.

Director: Norman Lee
Stars: Leslie Banks, Lilli Palmer, Romilly Lunge
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Dr. Savaard's experiment in cryonics is interrupted by the short-sighted authorities, his volunteer dies, and he is condemned to death. He vows vengeance if he can survive his own hanging.

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Boris Karloff, Lorna Gray, Robert Wilcox
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.

Director: Frank McDonald
Stars: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox
Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In the 15th century Richard Duke of Gloucester, aided by his club-footed executioner Mord, eliminates those ahead of him in succession to the throne, then occupied by his brother King ... See full summary »

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil
Sci-Fi | Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One of the sons of Frankenstein finds his father's monster in a coma and revives him, only to find out he is controlled by Ygor who is bent on revenge.

Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi
Phantom Ship (1935)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.

Director: Denison Clift
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When an errant bomb unearths the coffin of a vampire during the London Blitz, a gravedigger unknowingly reanimates the monster by removing the stake from his heart

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Frieda Inescort, Nina Foch
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames
The Ape Man (1943)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The heirs to a family fortune are required to attend a seance at the spooky old family mansion. However, throughout the night members of the family are being killed off one by one.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Stars: Bela Lugosi, Wallace Ford, Sally Blane
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Hugh Williams ...
Greta Gynt ...
Diana Stuart
Edmon Ryan ...
Lieutenant Patrick O'Reilly
Wilfred Walter ...
Jake
Alexander Field ...
Fred Grogan
Edit

Storyline

A series of strange deaths takes place in London. All are accidents but the victims are single men with no family and they all have a link to a life insurance company run by the mysterious Dr. Orloff. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Eyes of Doom! Man or Beast! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Mystery | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 March 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Human Monster  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Orloff's quote "And the greatest of these is Charity..." is from 1st Corinthians 13:13. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Feodor Orloff: You have been very foolish, Lou. You are blind, and you cannot speak. But you can hear - and that will never do!
See more »

Connections

Version of Dead Eyes of London (1961) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Sight to Behold
14 December 2000 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Forget all those naysayers that talk about Bela Lugosi's inability to act, or that he was only good in Dracula and hammed it up in everything else, or that all his Poverty Row films are cheaply made, thin pieces of poor excuses for celluloid. The Human Monster, also known as Dark Eyes of London, is cheaply made and does star Bela, but it is a wonderful film. It tells the story of Bela the insurance broker who loans money to people and signs them up for an insurance policy, only later to kill them for the money. Bela uses a home for the blind as a cover-up for his operation. Lugosi is simply wonderful in his dual roles, and is as menacing as ever playing both the brokering fiend and the head of the Blind Home. This film is low on set and costume design, and has some pretty average performers, but make no mistake that it is an average horror thriller. It simply is a sight to behold!


17 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Oh oh where can I find a good copy of this film?! poxyzad
Discuss The Human Monster (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?