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Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Mystery | 27 March 1954 (USA)
After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

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After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.

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Mad passions, madder deeds in the Edgar Allan Poe chiller!

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Crime | Horror | Mystery

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27 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Der Würger von Paris  »

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The famous "gorilla performer" Charles Gemora, who plays the gorilla, also played the gorilla in the original Universal version Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932). See more »

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This story is set in Paris, France, which means that all signs and printed material should be in French; however, there are several signs in the English language, such as UNIVERSITY OF PARIS. See more »

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Version of Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) See more »

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Atmospheric Thriller
6 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've never seen this Parisian outing in 3-D, you must. It's been decades since the last time I enjoyed it at a temporary 3-D revival, but I remember the effects quite well. I won't discuss the story because too many commentators have already discussed how it is modified from Poe's original, but the script works. It is a horror movie, after all, which makes me think the writer who critiqued the "over the top" and "stilted" acting, doesn't realize that like fair rides we go to these movies to be thrilled and shudder. By current slasher film standards, this movie is very tame ... but it effectively depicts enough to give you nightmares, if you really think a bout what's going on. As mentioned, the 3-D effects are stunning. No, this movie is not as good per se as "House of Wax" but it is definitely worth a look. Why the devil doesn't Warner Brothers release both HoW and PotRM on DVD in 3-D using the shutter process utilized for the Imax releases?


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