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The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  15 April 1944 (USA)
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Mad scientist injects his enemies with acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

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J. Carrol Naish ...
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Maxine
Wanda McKay ...
Terry Frost ...
Bob Blake
Glenn Strange ...
Giant / Steve
Alexander Pollard ...
Butler / Stack
Sam Flint ...
Dr. Adams
Ace the Wonder Dog ...
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Mad scientist injects his enemies with acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

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15 April 1944 (USA)  »

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Throughout the film, Dr. Igor Markoff and Steve make several references to Frankenstein. Later that same year, Glenn Strange (Steve) would go on to play Frankenstein's Monster for the first time in House of Frankenstein (1944). See more »

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The level of the boxes at the concerts, which begin and end the film, are not consistent. They are either at ground level or well above the concert platform. See more »

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As Far As Low-Budget Shockers Go...
5 August 2007 | by (Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

As far as low-budget black-and-white shockers go, THE MONSTER MAKER is pretty good. J. Carrol Naish is terrific as the doctor impostor obsessed with pretty blonde Wanda McKay. So obsessed, in fact, that he takes it upon himself to infect her father with a disfiguring disease, then uses the anecdote as a bargaining chip for her hand in marriage.

Everything about THE MONSTER MAKER is surprisingly up to par, at least by genre standards, from the plotting and writing to the makeup effects and acting. Poverty row director Sam Newfield (probably best known for his work on several LONE RANGER pictures) knows how to keep things moving, particularly since the film has a running time that only inches past an hour.

What I liked best about THE MONSTER MAKER is that it lives up to its promise by offering the sort of late-night fun that only old horror creakers can.


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