Small, independent Majestic Studios tried to capitalize on the horror boom of the earlier 1930s by creating this unusual hybrid film comprised of sets, props, and performers borrowed from Universal and Warner Bros. Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray make their third and last horror appearance
together (after DR. X and THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM), with the former playing yet another mad scientist and the latter another terrified victim. The film opens with the small European village of Kleinschloss plagued by an epidemic of murder. Several villagers have been found dead in their
beds, drained of all blood. Despite police inspector Brettschneider's (Melvyn Douglas) convic...