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Far superior to the Brendan Fraser version, which relies too heavily
sterile computerized special FX. Comparing it to the classic 1932
Karloff version, as so many people are doing, I feel is unfair.
is not seen much in bandaged form choking people, but instead, in
Ardeth Bay persona. The Hammer Mummy has a lot more in common with
four Mummy movies Universal made in the 40's, (bandaged mummy
people out, the high priest out for revenge, etc.), and while
movies are fun, they don't compare to this one. Simply put, Tom
and Lon Chaney, Jr. are not given the chance to pantomime with as
emotion as Christopher Lee, (kind of ironic when you consider
latter's father was the king of pantomime). Through all of the
bandages, there are still glimpses of human expression in Lee's eyes.
Beautiful color and well paced, I highly recommend this movie..............
It's got a big furry bat on a string whose face mysteriously moves only
during close-ups. Stock footage, perhaps? Why certainly. Are all bats
attracted to the scent of killer perfume? Absolutely not, but The Devil
Bat is! I can understand some of the bad reviews, as this type of
cheaply made horror film is not for everyone, but if you're the type of
person who enjoys Ed Wood type movies, then The Devil Bat is the
heavenly hell you are looking for. This film is also notable for having
Bela Lugosi in it. Bela has performed in several cheapo movies like
this in his career, (many say The Devil Bat was the beginning of this
phase), but he always puts on an a-picture performance in a z-picture
product. Bela appropriately hams it up, alternately making dramatic
pauses and facial contortions to either dramatic or comedic effect.
Well, what are you people still doing here? I have said what needs to
My 10 rating is for entertainment value, not great film-making.
Goodbye, IMDb readers.....................