THE SECRET OF THE LOCH (1934)
Article #475 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 7-3-2002
Posting date: 11-26-2002
A reporter sets out to interview a professor who claims that a monster lives in a Scottish lake.
This is one of the earliest cinematic takes on the Loch Ness monster, and it’s a rather curious movie. There’s a nice visual sense about it (especially in the opening scenes) even if the special effects are none too convincing, and there is an interesting array of colorful Scottish characters to keep us entertained. Unfortunately, we’re a good three-quarters of the way through the movie before anyone actually gets around to investigating the presence of the monster, so it does come across as somewhat padded. And do they find a monster?
Well, I won’t say for certain, but I will mention that my pet slurpasaur Rumsford is quite fond of this movie.