Bowery at Midnight (1942) is a horror film starring Bela Lugosi. Lugosi plays a psychology professor by day who, secretly and under an assumed name, runs a Bowery soup kitchen by night called the Bowery Friendly Mission. Lugosi’s character uses his soup kitchen as a means to recruit members of a criminal gang, of which he is also secretly the head.
Young female models are being strangled inexplicably. Will law enforcement be able to stop the crime wave before more women become victims? An artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.
Members of a scientific expedition to the Himalaya’s that encounter and capture a Yeti. The creature is then brought back to the U.S., only to escape and run havoc. The Snow Creature was the first of several “Yeti / Abominable Snowman” themed movies. It also bore some resemblance to King Kong, in terms of plot, with act-one in an exotic setting and act-two taking place in an urban setting.
A young officer in Napoleon’s army pursues a mysterious woman to the castle of an elderly Baron where he discovers that she is the pawn of an old witch bent on driving the Baron to suicide.
The East Side Kids set out to fix up a house in the suburbs for Glimpy’s sister and her new husband.
The Russian myth of Domovoy is that he’s a household spirit that appears under various names and in various places in your house. Domovoy was also the magician of Ivan the Terrible. In America, we’d call it a poltergeist. The movie is about a Russian writer who went to the ruins of Domovoy’s house and drew evil upon himself. This is a strange art house nightmare. You might think it’s a little too far out there. I loved it.
Warning language and moderate violence and freaky as all get out.
James Earl Jones plays a drunken archaeologist who is given to recite Shakespeare. Then there’s some banter between American tourists. Since the film is set in Greece, Jose Ferrer shows up to prove he can’t speak Greek. The natives, terrified by the sudden death of some of their women folk, do what all Greek natives do in movies – drink, sing, eat, and dance!