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THE MONSTER MAKER
1944 / Horror, Sci-Fi
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Directed by Sam Newfield
Written by Larry Williams, Pierre Gendron and others
Starring J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay and Terry Frost

A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

The following tags are associated with this movie: monster
The Monster Maker (1944)
Review by Michael Mahoney

7 / 10
This is around the fourth time I've seen this film, and for the most part, I always have considered it around average. Not my cup of tea, but certainly not bad, in short.

The story is a moderately simple one: A crazed doctor infects a pianist with a deliberating disease, disfiguring him, and will cure him only if he can marry the pianist's daughter, hence, becoming the 'Monster Maker.'

J. Carrol Naish does a fine job as our Dr. Markoff, and the rest of the cast is decent too, though some hysterics from some of the actresses does tend to get on my nerves. There is a slightly boring portion halfway through the film, an eight-minute sequence of the doctor unleashing a gorilla on his assistant (he believes her to be a liability to his plan), but there is still present decent suspense.

Of course, being a 40's horror film, the ending is a bit sudden, but I was rather happy with the conclusion. Oh, another positive note - even if this movie isn't your type of film, it clocks in at only and hour and two minutes. Quick to finish and easy to digest. I don't love The Monster Maker, but for Poverty Row entertainment, it's a fine movie.
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