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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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ALL-NEW CHILLS AND TERROR IN THIS SUPERNATURAL! See more »

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In the St. Petersburg Florida Evening Independent newspaper on August 10, 1944, the following was noted: "There will be no more shattered eardrums for movie sound men. Movie ammunition has at last gone on the subdued side. After exhausting its pre-war supply of blank cartridges, Columbia Studio laid in a supply of the new wartime restricted type for scenes in which gunplay is needed. First person to fire the new ammunition was Rose Hobart in a scene for 'The Soul of a Monster,' in which she is supposed to empty six chambers of a revolver into George Macready. The smaller explosive charge in the shells proved easier on the actors and crew, who used to get mild shock occasionally from the heavier calibre weapons. But it is the sound men -- the guys with the amplifiers and earphones -- who have offered up the biggest prayer of thanks." 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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Ain't That Just Like a Man?
by Don Raye and Gene de Paul
Performed by Clarence Muse
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Soul of a Monster, The (1944)

* (out of 4)

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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