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The Soul of a Monster (1944)

Approved | | Horror | 17 August 1944 (USA)
As famous surgeon, George Winson, lies on his deathbed, his wife Ann calls on unknown powers to save him. A strange woman (Lilyan) appears from nowhere and takes control. George recovers, ... See full summary »

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As famous surgeon, George Winson, lies on his deathbed, his wife Ann calls on unknown powers to save him. A strange woman (Lilyan) appears from nowhere and takes control. George recovers, but he's mysteriously dominated by Lilyan, and leaves his wife. When the evil woman tempts him into letting his best friend (Roger) die Wilson realizes that Lilyan wants his soul in exchange for the chance to continue living. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The film debut of actor Jim Bannon. See more »

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Several minutes into the film, after the main character has had a miraculous recovery, he has an encounter with a German shepherd that has a mostly black muzzle. The dog growls at him, so he throws a pair of hedge clippers at the dog and chases it away. In the next shot, the dog runs to a woman in his yard and the dog has a much lighter colored muzzle with very little black on it. See more »


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Boogie Woogie Special
by Saul Chaplin and Walter Samuels
Performed by Clarence Muse
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Soul of a Monster, The (1944)

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Forgotten horror film from Columbia about a doctor on his deathbed whose wife prays, to good or evil, that he lives. He gets better thanks to a mysterious woman but what they don't know is that this woman put the soul of a monster into the doctor's body. There's a very good reason Columbia hasn't released this sucker on any home video format and that's because it's pretty damn bad. I took me three viewings before I could watch the entire film without falling asleep. The film tries very hard to recapture the mood and feel of a Val Lewton film but it fails on all levels.


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