The Boogie Man Will Get You

  • 1942
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Science Fiction

Parks and Donnell buy a decaying New England hotel from scientist Karloff in hopes of turning it into a tourist attraction, unaware of Karloff's experimenting in the building's basement lab. When Parks discovers a few corpses in the cellar, "miscalculations" in Karloff's attempts to create a race of supermen, he calls upon Lorre, the village's law enforcement...read more

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Parks and Donnell buy a decaying New England hotel from scientist Karloff in hopes of turning it into a tourist attraction, unaware of Karloff's experimenting in the building's basement lab. When Parks discovers a few corpses in the cellar, "miscalculations" in Karloff's attempts to create

a race of supermen, he calls upon Lorre, the village's law enforcement official and financial powerhouse, to see that the fiend is taken into custody. Lorre, however, sees Karloff's experiments as a possible means of monetary gain and personal physical strength, so he refuses to arrest the crazed

doctor. When two of the hotel's long-time inhabitants are discovered to be killers of guests, Parks and Donnell explode with frustration. Suddenly Puglia bursts onto the scene, a crazed radical Italian fascist who has strapped dynamite to himself. The police arrive, "the human bomb" turns out to

be a dud, and the assorted loons are carted off to the local asylum. Unbeknownst to the police, Lorre is the joint's administrator, a little fact that makes Karloff quite happy. Columbia, trying to cash in on Karloff's success in the Broadway production of "Arsenic and Old Lace" before Capra's

adaptation of the play to the screen, created this rather silly black comedy, pale in comparison to Capra's work, but still delightful.

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