Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Doctor X

A decent little horror thriller from 1932 starring a pre King Kong Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill. A newspaper reporter investigates the Moon Killer who strangles and cannibalises his victims by the light of the moon. His investigation leads him to the mansion of Doctor Xavier and more then he bargains for.This was shot in two strip Technicolor which gives the film a eerie look and feel. The story and sets in this were great.I also thought the make-up for the killer looked really good for it's time. But the quirky humor from the time didn't hold up so well. I'm use to viewing black and white films from this time so the two strip technicolor made this interesting to watch. It's definitely worth checking out for the fact it's the first color horror movie or just to see the first great scream queen in her first horror film role.

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