Can anyone name a film that better uses two-strip technicolor? Not because I'm convinced this is the most beautiful, but because I'm dying to see anything as divine-looking as this. Absolutely stunning from start to finish! An aesthetically resplendent noirror film from a master B director nearing his Apex.
Ein bildgewaltige, stark unterschätzte Gruselknaller der alten Schule. Schauspielerisch sind nicht alle auf der Höhe und musikalisch wäre mehr drin gewesen, aber das tut dem Film keinem Abbruch. Freunde von Frankenstein, Mumie und Konsorten sollten dringend reinschauen. 8/10
It's a snappy comedy AND a depraved Gothic murder mystery. What more do you want? The eerie, rarely seen two-color technicolor visuals are complimented by beautiful composition & set design throughout. We're treated to foggy, claustrophobic urban nightscapes, test tube choked Frankenstein laboratories, a creepy old manor, a psycho killer slathered in "synthetic flesh", & more! Still weird even by today's standards.
Decent make-up, great use of fog and color, and an at least vaguely interesting mystery plot held up by the cast of eccentric doctors, make this one of the better b-horrors of the 1930s I've seen so far, and makes me want to check out the rest of the director's features of the 1930s.