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Marcel De Lange is a struggling sculptor whose work and sanity are derided by the New York art critics. After waspishly officious critic F. Holmes Harmon ruins a sale for De Lange by dismissing his expressionistic cubist work as "tripe" and later gloating about it in his column, the distraught artist goes to the river to drown himself. There he discovers the half-drowned body of the notorious serial killer, the Creeper, and takes him back to his studio to recover. Feeling empowered by the friendship of the acromegalic sociopath, De Lange tasks him with murdering the critics who have pilloried him in print. When successful commercial artist Steve Morrow is wrongly suspected of the crimes, his art critic girlfriend Joan Medford decides to follow her instinct about a mysterious bust De Lange has suspiciously covered in his studio, and she decides to snoop around.Written by
Second of three CREEPER films for Rondo Hatton, filmed September 1945, but released March 29, 1946, following Hatton's death on February 2. See more »
In the penultimate scene, De Lange talks about the Creeper in seeming unawareness of his presence, even though the Creeper has already left his place of concealment and is standing right in front of De Lange. See more »
F. Holmes Harmon:
[Hearing someone come in but not turning around]
If you're the janitor, come back later. If you're anyone else, there's a window at the end of the hall, jump out of it.
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In HOUSE OF HORRORS, a starving sculptor named Marcel De Lange (Martin Kosleck- THE FLESH EATERS) helps a murdering fiend, known as The Creeper (Rondo Hatton- THE BRUTE MAN) recover from a near-drowning. Back on his feet, The Creeper keeps in practice by crushing a woman's spine! Indebted to De Lange, The Creeper sets out to use his skills to take care of an arrogant art critic (Alan Napier- THE MOLE PEOPLE) who belittled De Lange's work. The police are on the case, as are reporter, Joan Medford (Virginia Grey) and her artist boyfriend, Steven Morrow (Robert Lowery). Can they catch The Creeper, before more victims have their backbones pulverized? Too late! A very good movie from a time when we were allowed to imagine a spinal crushing, without being subjected to an awful CGI facsimile thereof...
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