As Halloween approaches I will be reviewing my top 10 NON-UNIVERSAL Horror Films from the 1930′s. I was reasonably drunk and picked the list in five minutes. Be kind.
Number 7 -
The Vampire Bat (1933)
I’ll probably take heat for this one, but I really like this film. It’s very watchable even today. Even the comedy relief isn’t cringe worthy. Fay Wray is gorgeous, Atwill is sufficiently evil, Dwight Frye is sufficiently creepy and insane. The Direction is uneven but at times excellent. Sorry, I like it and watch it every October Halloween season.
“One of the first films of Kenzou Masaoka about a baby raised by monkeys on an island.”
After a ship is destroyed at sea, a baby washes ashore on an island populated by monkeys. Under the care of a female monkey, the baby quickly grows into a young boy. The boy pulls pranks on the monkeys until they finally chase him off the island. As he rows away on a tree trunk, he spots another ship in the distance.