Devil Bat
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This campy, entertaining cheapie from PRC Pictures features Bela Lugosi as a chemist who plots an elaborate revenge scheme on his business partners, whom he feels have cheated him out of his share. To this end he develops a mutant breed of vicious, oversized bats and trains several of this breed to home in on a special chemical which he then blends with shaving lotion. Presenting gifts of the lotion to his partners as a peace offering (and browbeating them into splashing it on themselves while in his presence), he subsequently unleashes his monstrous pets to tear them to pieces. Believe it or… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In many of his movies, Bela Lugosi has bats in his belfry. But only in 'The Devil Bat' does he *really* have bats in his belfry, or at least in the secret chamber behind his hidden laboratory."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Horror fluff noted for Lugosi starring role."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A corny Monogram cheapie, allowing Lugosi to chew the scenery."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"If nothing else, the film does offer the enviable opportunity to hear Lugosi bellow to one of his inferiors, "Imbecile! Bombastic ignoramus!""
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"I smell a bat!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"You've got Lugosi giving it his all -- as if he believes he can hold this nonsense together by the sheer force of his will. And in some ways, he nearly does."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"the worst bat effect ever"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Rubbed me the right way."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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