Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it.
Note the use of electrical apparatus manufactured by Hollywood legend, Kenneth Strickfaden, in THE DEVIL BAT (1940), but first seen in FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Dr. Carruthers, you can't pretend that you can control man's fate.
Dr. Paul Carruthers: I've already proven it, *three* times.
After Johnny Layton (Dave O'Brien) shoots and kills one of the devil bats, the article in the Chicago Register states his name as Henry Layton, while another one in the Springfield daily correctly names him as Johnny.
[Prologue] All Heathville loved Paul Carruthers, their kindly village doctor. No one suspected that in his home laboratory on a hillside overlooking the magnificent estate of Martin Heath, the doctor found time to conduct certain private experiments -- weird, terrifying experiments.
Also available in a colorized version.