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The Monster Maker (1944)

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

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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

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Lowly PRC hadn't released a horror picture in nearly 17 months, having spent most of 1943 substantially expanding their once-laughable capabilities by purchasing the bankrupt Chadwick Studio (a poverty row operation that specialized in renting stages and production equipment to low-budget producers along Gower) for $305,000. While critics - what few that would review a PRC release - complained about the film's lack of action, production values were noted to be somewhat higher than earlier releases. 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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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Not worth the time
20 May 2004 | by (Mountain View, CA) – See all my reviews

No one in this movie has very much to do. This is probably the longest 65 minutes I've ever spent watching a movie. The makeup effects on the pianist with macromeglia are pretty good, but that's the only thing that keeps this from being rate a 1. The doctor's assistant goes through extreme mood swings from passivity to hysteria in seconds and then seems to forget where she was in the next scene. The director assembled a lot of the right ingredients for a mad-doctor movie, but somehow forgot the skeleton of a story to hang them on. Unless you know someone in the cast or crew, I wouldn't recommend even sampling this one.


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