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The Mad Ghoul

1943 1h 5m Horror List
Reviews 12% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A mad scientist (George Zucco) turns his assistant (David Bruce) into a zombie as part of a plan to steal his assistant's lover (Evelyn Ankers). Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Thrills are kept at a low simmer. Rated: 2/4 Jul 27, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Saved from its unpleasant grim story by its excellent cast. Rated: B- Oct 16, 2012 Full Review Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) A pretty neat little horror picture that's raised several notches by the presence of George Zucco. Rated: 4/5 Oct 12, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Bryan B This movie is fantastic, delightfully full of personality, and I'm saddened that Universal seems to forget it each time it does rereleases of its classic horror films. Worth tracking down! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/23 Full Review Steve D One of the dumbest of its kind. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Horror film stalwart George Zucco gets to play the bad guy lead, drugging and zombifying unsuspecting assistant into his slave. Evelyn Ankers and Turhan Bey round out a fairly impressive experienced horror cast even if the plot is almost as plodding and inevitable as the Mad Ghoul himself. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review alex k 1931's Frankenstein And 1931's Dracula Are Two Of My Favorite Films. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member More mad experiments with George Zucco and friends--Gratifying 'Ghoul'!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member With a cast of Universal regulars (Evelyn Ankers, Turhan Bay, Milburn Stone) and lead by a barnstorming performance by George Zucco, this is a smashing little title which is not seen as much as some of th eother Universal horrors. Especially effective is the make up. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A mad scientist (George Zucco) turns his assistant (David Bruce) into a zombie as part of a plan to steal his assistant's lover (Evelyn Ankers).
James P. Hogan
Brenda Weisberg, Paul Gangelin
Original Language
Release Date (DVD)
Feb 4, 2011
1h 5m