Dr. Carruthers feels bitter at being betrayed by his employers, Heath and Morton, when they became rich as a result of a product he devised. He gains revenge by electrically enlarging bats and sending them out to kill his employers' family members by instilling in the bats a hatred for a particular perfume he has discovered, which he gets his victims to apply before going outdoors. Johnny Layton, a reporter, finally figures out Carruthers is the killer and, after putting the perfume on himself, douses it on Carruthers in the hopes it will get him to give himself away. One of the two is attacked as the giant bat makes one of its screaming, swooping power dives.
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Due to its box-office success, the film was given both a 1945 re-release (double-billed with Man Made Monster (1941)) and an in-name-only sequel (Devil Bat's Daughter (1946)). See more
In the lab scene, when Tommy tries to flick a drop of the deadly lotion on Dr. Carruthers, he flinches away and says he has a violent dislike of perfumes. Immediately afterward though he shakes Tommy's hand which has been slathered in the lotion. See more
Reporter Johnny Layton
[to Dr. Paul Carruthers
Not so funny when it's your own jugular vein that's in danger. Is it, doc?
[Prologue] All Heathville loved Paul Carruthers, their kindly village doctor. No one suspected that in his home laboratory on a hillside overlooking the magnificent estate of Martin Heath, the doctor found time to conduct certain private experiments -- weird, terrifying experiments. See more
Also available in a colorized version. See more