Dec 3, 2018
This week we continue our retrospective dedicated to the films
of Bela Lugosi, this time with Lugosi’s mysterious performance in
the 1932 Universal film Murders in the Rue Morgue.
Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film, very loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue". Bela Lugosi, one year after his performance as Dracula, portrays a lunatic scientist who abducts women and injects them with blood from his ill-tempered caged ape. Although not a hit at the time, the film is generally well-regarded by critics and is considered a cult classic.