Murders in the Rue Morgue
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A lunatic researcher injects a number of attractive women with a strange formula, hoping to transform one into a mate for his gorilla. The experiments backfire, however, when the gorilla instead falls for a beautiful medical student. This chiller is loosely inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe story.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Whether as camp or as legitimately great horror... the film is awfully fun to watch."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A flawed, but absolutely fascinating film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"hardly in a class with 'Dracula' or 'Frankenstein'"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Rue Morgue disappoints because it gives us too little of Lugosi's hijinks, but its best scenes are nearly as memorable as anything that Universal produced during the era."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Robert Florey's atmospheric horror tale, starring Bela Lugosi."
‑ Steve Crum,
"It crams into its first ten minutes as much bestial subtext as King Kong"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"It has style."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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