The Mad Ghoul (1943)
Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Country: USA | Director: James P. Hogan
Language: English | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 65mn
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Audio 2: Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver
Curious about the effects of an ancient Mayan nerve gas on humans, a scientist exposes his young assistant and turns him into a mindless ghoul that must have human heart substance to live.
Another Universal pleasure, spinning out a horror framework behind a story of three men in love with the same woman. Evelyn Ankers is the beauteous object of affection, playing a concert singer engaged to a handsome college student (David Bruce), but she’s fallen for her pianist (Turhan Bey), while the student’s mad scientist mentor (George Zucco) is hopelessly smitten. The scientist achieves a “living death’ syndrome to his unwilling student, eventually using it as a tool to rid the pianist. The stars are great, earnest and engaging, particularly Bruce and Zucco. Grand soundtrack and fog-shrouded, shadowy scenes abound. A fun, time-capsule flick from the masters.