Dr. Carruthers feels bitter at being betrayed by his employers, Heath and Morton, when they became rich as a result of a product he devised. He gains revenge by electrically enlarging bats and sending them out to kill his employers' family members by instilling in the bats a hatred for a particular perfume he has discovered, which he gets his victims to apply before going outdoors. Johnny Layton, a reporter, finally figures out Carruthers is the killer and, after putting the perfume on himself, douses it on Carruthers in the hopes it will get him to give himself away. One of the two is attacked as the giant bat makes one of its screaming, swooping power dives. Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He's Trained His Brood of Blood-Hungry Bats to Kill on Command!
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Did You Know?
This low-budget thriller, boosted by Bela Lugosi
, was one of the biggest successes for the poverty row Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC). After the war, the studio tried to recapture this success by producing an in-name-only sequel, Devil Bat's Daughter
(1946), and a virtual shot-by-shot remake, The Flying Serpent
(1946). See more
When the reporter wrestles the doctor to the ground near the end of the film, their feet clearly wrinkle the fake grass on the set. See more
[after listening to a scientist's theory on the radio
Dr. Paul Carruthers
[thick Hungarian accent
Imbecile! Bombastic ignoramus!
Referenced in Pale Moonlight Theater