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
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He's Trained His Brood of Blood-Hungry Bats to Kill on Command!
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Did You Know?
This film received its first documented telecasts on the East Coast in New York City Wednesday 4 August 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and on the West Coast in Los Angeles Thursday 23 March 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more
Throughout the movie, references are made to Illinois locations (Chicago, Peoria, Springfield), yet the scenery shown at the beginning of the movie is clearly Californian. See more
Editor Joe McGinty
Say, have you ever had a date with a girl?
Reporter Johnny Layton
A girl? Oh, yes, a girl. I believe I did take a girl out once.
Referenced in Bride of the Monster