(1940, Upgraded 9/10/21) Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Henry Hall, Gene O'Donnell, Ray Corrigan, Philo McCullough. Boris plays a well-intentioned mad scientist trying to find a cure for paralysis. Unfortunately, his research depends on spinal fluid taken from living (soon to be dead) humans. But when an escaped gorilla crashes into his lab (which he kills with a lethal injection) he gets the idea of using the dead ape as a cover for his "crimes-in-the-name-of-science." Soon he's roaming about the countryside in an ape suit killing people for their spinal fluid. The beneficiary of his madness is the beautiful but wheelchair-bound Maris Wrixon. A very unusual and rural type of feel and setting give this little Monogram horror film an extra boost. Transferred from a beautiful16mm original print.