Release the Bats

Release the Bats

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Castle Thunder Cinema presents: Release the Bats! a special double-feature of POVERTY ROW HORROR on FILM. 

THE VAMPIRE BAT (1933, 16mm) 7pm

THE DEVIL BAT (1940, 16mm) 8:30pm

Both of these movies are rarely screened in theaters and almost never on film!  Here’s your chance to see both. 

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The Vampire Bat
Director: 
Frank R. Strayer
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1933
Runtime: 
65 minutes

1930s horror stalwarts Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas and Dwight Frye star in this under-screened gem filled with mysterious goings on, panicked villagers and bodies drained of blood!  Dwight Frye shines as the hypersensitive village idiot with a special affinity for bats!  Highly enjoyable atmospheric weirdness from the Pre-Code era.    

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The Devil Bat
Director: 
Jean Yarbrough
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1940
Runtime: 
68 minutes

Shaving lotion that causes bats to kill!  Rubber bats out of control!  Low-low-budget strangeness energized by Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist out for blood!  The absurd scream of the giant killer bat will invade your most wondrous dreams.  Directed by Jean Yarbrough. 

Special Admission

Only $8 for both films