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THE VAMPIRE BAT--Looking Better Than Ever On Blu-ray

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on May 7, 2017

THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933) has long been a staple of public domain home video. The fact that it features stars such as Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, and Dwight Frye has given several fly-by-night companies the incentive to slap a copy of it onto a videotape or a disc. Those cheap versions are read more

The Movie Scientist Blogathon: Lionel Atwill In THE VAMPIRE BAT

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Feb 20, 2016

Those wishing to participate in the Movie Scientist Blogathon were given three groups of movie scientists to write about--the good, the mad, and the lonely. Due to my classic horror film leanings I had no choice but to pick the mad--and how could I not write a post about Lionel Atwill, the maddest H read more

The Maude Eburne Film Festival: "The Vampire Bat" and "Lonely Wives"

The Man on the Flying Trapeze Posted by David on Feb 1, 2014

"I beg your pardon, young man?" Of all the actors and actresses who appeared in 1930s movies, Maude Eburne (1875-1960) was certainly one of them. She was born in Ontario, Canada, and appeared in plays there before making her Broadway debut in 1913. The next year she made a name for herself as "Cod read more

The Vampire Bat (1933, Frank R. Strayer)

The Stop Button Posted by on Jun 14, 2009

It’s hard not to be, at least, somewhat impressed with The Vampire Bat, if only because it came out in 1933 as a knockoff Universal horror pictures. Except at this point, there’d only been Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy. The Vampire Bat brilliantly resembles a Universal horror pict read more