Gloria Talbott stars as the daughter of the infamous mad scientist, terrified that she has inherited her father's curse. Boyfriend John Agar suspects a darker truth behind the mystery...
Filmed in just six days, this gem of 1950s horror uses Ulmer's trademark visuals to add high style to a wild blend of B-movie horror icons: werewolves, mad scientists, Gothic mansions, and half-dressed nubile victims.
Mister Hyde was really a werewolf, according to this horror film from cult director Edgar G. Ulmer (BLUEBEARD, THE MAN FROM PLANET X). Gloria Talbot stars as Janet Jeckyll, a young girl who finds herself overcome by strange dreams wherein she stalks and kills young women. In the morning these women turn up dead, but both kindly Dr. Lomas (Arthur Shields) and her fiancee (John Agar) think she just needs to rest and not worry about it. The townspeople, however, think maybe it's time to drive a stake through her heart, just like they did her father.
Monster fans should enjoy this weird hybrid of werewolf, vampire, and Jeckyll/Hyde themes, buoyed by the visual flair of director Ulmer. The film also benefits from a truly florid musical score that makes effective use of that weird electronic device, the theremin. The wild eyes and feral features of leading lady Talbott are also a plus, as is the spooky introduction starring Mister Hyde himself.
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The third installment of our collection of classic genre films by the famed low-budget auteur Edgar G. Ulmer, "Daughter of Dr. Jekyll" stars Gloria Talbott as the daughter of the infamous mad scientist who is terrified that she has inherited her father's curse. Boyfriend John Agar (Tarantula, Revenge of the Creature) suspects a darker truth behind the mystery. Filmed in just six days, this rarely seen gem features Ulmer's trademark striking visuals and a wild blend of B-movie horror icons--werewolves, mad scientists, gothic mansions and half-dressed nubile victims. Andrew Sarris writes, "Anyone who loves cinema must be moved by the 'Daughter of Dr. Jekyll.'"
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