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The Mad Monster -- A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

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Fred Myton (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 May 1942 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The blood of a wolf he placed in the veins of a man... and created a monster such as the world has never known!
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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I will Hug him and squeeze him and call him George See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Johnny Downs ... Tom Gregory
George Zucco ... Dr. Lorenzo Cameron
Anne Nagel ... Lenora Cameron
Glenn Strange ... Petro
Sarah Padden ... Grandmother
Gordon De Main ... Prof. Fitzgerald (as Gordon DeMain)

Mae Busch ... Child's Mother - Susan
Reginald Barlow ... Professor Warwick
Robert Strange ... Professor Blaine
Henry Hall ... Country Doctor
Ed Cassidy ... Child's Father (as Edward Cassidy)
Eddie Holden ... Jed Harper
John Elliott ... Prof. Hatfield

Slim Whitaker ... Officer Dugan (as Charles Whitaker)
Gil Patric ... Detective Lieutenant

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
 
Writing credits
Fred Myton (original screenplay)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Chudnow 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh 
 
Film Editing by
Holbrook N. Todd 
 
Art Direction by
Fred Preble 
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Melville De Lay .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Hans Weeren .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Eugene C. Stone .... special effects (as Gene Stone)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #8264)

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Clocking in at 77 minutes, it ranks as the longest B-picture made on "poverty row" in the 1940's.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dr. Lorenzo Cameron:Yes, I know. You'd like to join your brothers outside and howl at the moon. But you're serving a much better purpose. Yes, you're serving science through me.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mad Doctors (1996) (V)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
I will Hug him and squeeze him and call him George, 29 July 2004

I grew up with this amusing piece of silliness back in the early sixties when it used to show up as regular as the full moon on the local horror host show JEEPERS CREEPERS so I'm inclined to give it a bit of slack. The first half of it moves briskly and is helped considerably by George Zucco's mad Dr. "I'm as nutty as squirrel droppings" act. Glen Strange does a carbon copy performance of Lon Chaney Jr.'s of Mice and Men character Lenny but it's more fun to see him as the abominable snowman parody from the Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck cartoon " What's the matter George?, You don't look so good." Once we've establish the hare brained plot and the first murder is discharged then Mad Monster becomes typical make-out fodder from the forties meaning that you look up only when you suspect a good part is coming. In my case I was sadly alone when I rewatched this film so I came out of the kitchen instead to see a couple of rantings from zucco then back to my lasagna. For horror completists it's not the worst of the lot,certainly better then most of Monogram's rock bottom efforts,but if you don't expect too much you might find it acceptable.

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