The Devil Bat (1940) – By Jason S. Lockard

Bela Lugosi is a name synonymous with horror films ever since he first uttered the iconic words "Good Evening!" as Count Dracula. Sadly Bela was typecast and never given much of a chance to shine in big features. So Bela made many small budget horror movies. Such was this DVD release from Legend Films "The Devil Bat".

The Devil Bat follows Dr. Paul Carruthers (Lugosi) a research scientist for a costmetics company. Carruthers feels his bosses are cheating him out of his royalties. So Carruthers seeks revenge by breeding a race of sinister bats to do his bidding! How does he go about this? Well, you’ll have to watch the film to find out!

It’s good to note this is not Dracula or any of the big monster movies from the 30s and 40s. This is a campy, horror flick. Don’t take it to seriously! Just enjoy the fun.

This release not only includes the restored black and white classic, but the new colorized version of The Devil Bat as well. Now for the bonus features; sadly there only is a Legend Films trailer gallery with ads for the colorized releases.

So if your a fan of Bela Lugosi’s campy style and you want to witness him at his campy best; by all means check out The Devil Bat. I highly recommend you head over to or your local DVD provider and get your copy today.

Moral Rating: Mild Violence
Audience: Teens and Adults
Genre: Comedy / Horror
Length: 68 Minutes
DVD Released: 2008
DVD Rating: B