Okay, so last year I went with The Island of Dr. Moreau for #7…but this was before I realized that bloody Hulu isn’t worldwide. So my apologies for that. But the year before that is something we can look to for inspiration: The Devil Bat. So if we stick with our good friend Bela, we can find an intersection between him and Mr. Poe, albeit a strained one: the 1932 version of The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
Things they kept from the source material: there’s a simian creature of some kind. Um. And a guy named Dupin. That’s pretty much it. Thus another in what will be a long line of Poe’s stories getting mangled as films. But oh well…it is Bela.
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- The best place to find this film on DVD is on Universal’s Bela Lugosi Collection. Right now it’s $20 and that gets you five films.
- Click here to buy other Bela Lugosi stuff from Amazon.
- Click here to buy Edgar Allan Poe stuff from Amazon.