Routine sci-fi/horror/noir pieces fill Monster and the Girl, a movie dependent on story beats that came before.
Tag: Universal Horror Collection
Horrendously dated in its worldview, Captive Wild Woman stands against Germany's WWII ideology, but makes equally egregious errors of its own.
Ranking near the bottom of Universal's golden era genre output, Jungle Woman is a messy, cheap production lacking in substance.
Being the best of the Paula Dupree trilogy doesn't say much, but at least Jungle Captive shows a little competency.
While challenging social norms and casting Karloff as a vicious, manipulative husband, The Climax lacks any energy or drive in its storytelling.
Rondo Hatton stars as The Creeper, but House of Horrors is lifted by its eccentric, witty side characters rather than the body count.
Formed by Universal's lineage, the old house murder mystery in Night Monster proves fun, capable, and entertaining.
Night Key isn't prime Universal, but it's raised in stature by way of Boris Karloff's starring role in an otherwise typical b-feature.
A minor blip in Universal's catalog, Horror Island makes for fast, light viewing that's ultimately too inoffensive to write off.
Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi headline, but 1941's The Black Cat is more a murder comedy routine starring Universal regular Hugh Herbert.
Lon Chaney Jr.'s stint as an electrically-imbued mutation in Man Made Monster follows the Universal formula, but with updates for a contemporary time.
Released on the eve of the US involvement in World War II, Tower of London warns of those seeking power, and those who willingly assist.