THE MONSTER MAKER (1944)
Article #211 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 10-13-2001
Posting date: 2-26-2002
A doctor falls in love with the daughter of a pianist, but she denies him. He tries to force her hand by injecting her father with germs that cause acromegaly.
One thing that came to mind while watching this movie is that whatever you can say about the cheapness of the production, PRC certainly cared a lot more about their horror product than Monogram. I found you can take their movies quite seriously, where all too often the Monogram movies were jokey and campy. The acromegaly angle makes this movie tasteless to some, but I quite like it; the story and the performances hold my interest throughout. The cast features Ralph Morgan, J. Carrol Naish, and Glenn Strange. Incidentally, acromegaly was the real-life ailment that distorted the features of actor Rondo Hatton.