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The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 27 November 1942 (USA)
Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

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A werewolf prowls around at night but only kills certain members of one family. It seems like just a coincidence but the investigating Inspector soon finds out that this tradition has gone on for generations and tries to find a link between the werewolf and the family, leading to a frightening conclusion. Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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HORROR to make you GASP! See more »


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O Segredo do Monstro  »

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Film debut of American tough guy Charles McGraw who ironically plays a British horse groom here. See more »

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In the library, Dr. Colbert's monocle drops. In the next shot, it's back in his eye. See more »

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Walton: When stars are bright on a frosty night / Beware thy bane on the rocky lane.
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MYSTERY MASTERPIECE
18 April 2004 | by (Cambria Heights, N.Y.) – See all my reviews

The Undying Monster is a screenplay of a mystery novel about the legend concerning a particular old English family (the Hammonds), and as such, is an excellent outing. The Sherlock Holmes mystery adventure,'The Hound of the Baskervilles' received great acclaim even though at the conclusion, the legend proved to be a hoax, whereas in 'The Undying Monster' the legend was based on the 'real deal'. The unique story (with it's unexplained incidents throughout the family history, the unanswered questions, the hints,clues,innuendos,insinuations, and so on) plus the production values essential for an effective suspense atmosphere (the sets, musical score,sound effects, and a pace that was kept fresh by diversionary light humored relief which is necessary to keep the viewer engulfed in an old english mystery story and not losing them through drama fatigue) are all there.


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