The Devil Bat (1940) is a black-and-white horror movie which was produced by Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) and directed by Jean Yarbrough. The film stars the well known horror actor Bela Lugosi, along with Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O’Brien, Guy Usher, Yolande Mallott, and Donald Kerr.
It’s London, 1888. On the third night of the Jack the Ripper killings, a man rents out an attic from an older couple in need of extra income. The man (Jack Palance), a research pathologist, begins working on his experiments in the rooms. Helen Harley, the landlady (Frances Bavier), becomes suspicious of the man, especially when her niece shows an interest in him.
The Veil was hosted by Boris Karloff, who also acted in every episode, and was allegedly based upon real-life reports of supernatural happenings and the unexplained. Each episode would begin and end with Karloff standing in front of a sinister-looking, roaring fireplace, inviting viewers to find out what lies behind “the veil. In this episode a clairvoyant man detects the activities of Jack the Ripper.