The Monster that Walks (1932)
Director: Frank R.Strayer
Stars: Rex Lease, Vera Reynolds, Sheldon Lewis
Storyline: An ape menaces an old house killing the people that rest there.
Review: A doctor kept an ape for medical studies and keeps it in the basement of an old house. In his passing his daughter (Vera Reynolds) comes back to the estate and the house’s help is not fond of her and they are about to read the will. Once the will is read and she is about to get it all (makes sense it’s his daughter after all) a murdering ape starts to appear throughout the house and in the night straggling everyone one by one.
This is your basic murder mystery type film but in the place of the murder is the great ape. Too be honest the creepiness of the hairy arm reaching out through crawl spaces and bed chambers places this film in the horror genre.
Rating: There is not much to the film and the storyline is just as the above mentioned. Nothing overly thick in plot but just a basic who wants the money more type film. The hairy ape arm is worth checking out though as it is a bit funny yet creepy.