A crazed killer known as "The Bat" is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

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Mystery writer Cornelia Van Gorder has rented a country house called "The Oaks", which not long ago had been the scene of some murders committed by a strange and violent criminal known as "The Bat". Meanwhile, the house's owner, bank president John Fleming, has recently embezzled one million dollars in securities, and has hidden the proceeds in the house, but he is killed before he can retrieve the money. Thus the lonely country house soon becomes the site of many mysterious and dangerous activities. Written by Snow Leopard

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The Bat uses a suction cup and a glass cutter to cut a hole in the glass in order to reach in and unlatch the door. The circular piece of glass attached to the suction cup is twice as thick as the glass from which the hole has been cut. The glass attached to the suction cup is also too thick to cut a hole in using a simple glass cutter. See more »

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Cornelia van Gorder: Can't you see that fire was set to get us out of the house?
Detective Davenport: Out of the hou... are you talking about the...
Cornelia van Gorder: Yes, yes, I'm talking about the Bat! Now that the lights are out, he'll think his trick has worked, and we've gone, here'll be here in a minute.
Detective Davenport: So will Lieutenant Anderson.
Cornelia van Gorder: I hope so but the Bat will be here first, and he'll KILL AGAIN if we get in his way... we've got to be as clever as he is!
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You can hide a million dollars but..."you can't hide a murder!"
4 July 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Female mystery writer, renting a bad luck-ridden estate in the country, is terrorized by a serial killer nicknamed "The Bat" (who dons a black hat, black mask, and black gloves complete with sharp claws!). Seems our blood-thirsty fiend is after a million dollars pilfered from the local bank and believes the loot is hidden in the writer's house. "Who is it?" mystery with hilariously overripe dialogue, a frivolous, fluttery-nervous atmosphere, and a lack of logic at every turn. Director Crane Wilbur also penned the script, an adaptation of a stage play dating back to the 1920s. It gets by sheerly on the talent of its leads, Vincent Price (as a sinister doctor) and Agnes Moorehead (with her pithy delivery and incredulous expressions). Nifty opening theme music by Alvino Rey, crisp cinematography by Joseph Biroc. Tolerable. ** from ****


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