Murders in the Rue Morgue

Murders in the Rue Morgue
Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • NR
  • 1h 0m
  • 1932
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Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe, Murders in the Rue Morgue is a haunting atmospheric classic starring horror icon Bela Lugosi (Dracula). Deranged scientist Dr. Mirakle (Lugosi) searches Paris for a "prospective bride" for his pet gorilla. Inviting young ladies to his sinister laboratory, he injects his victims with gorillas’ blood and then disposes of their ravaged bodies through an ingenious trapdoor. After Dr. Mirakle settles on a beautiful young woman (Sidney Fox), he kidnaps her with the intent to make her his gorilla's mate. It is now a race against time for her fiancé (Leon Waycoff) to save her. Heavily influenced by the German Expressionist classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, this classic favorite is the perfect blend of evolutionary science and horror.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Antagony & Ecstasy
Tim Brayton

Whether as camp or as legitimately great horror... the film is awfully fun to watch.

June 25, 2017
Jeremy Heilman

Rue Morgue disappoints because it gives us too little of Lugosi's hijinks, but its best scenes are...

June 22, 2017
Fernando F. Croce

It crams into its first ten minutes as much bestial subtext as King Kong

June 22, 2017
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Ken Hanke

A flawed, but absolutely fascinating film.

June 21, 2017
Steve Crum

Robert Florey's atmospheric horror tale, starring Bela Lugosi.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Thriller
  • Release Date:February 21, 1932
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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