The Mad Ghoul (2011)
Director: James P. Hogan
3 / 5 zedheads
Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, and the Invisible Man. These are the names you probably think of when you recall Universal Pictures. Few people, on the other hand, remember the lone zombie from Universal's 1943 horror/sci-fi/drama The Mad Ghoul. I can't blame them. Stacked up against Universal's roster of classic monsters, the Mad Ghoul is bland as stale toast. The Mad Ghoul, as it turns out, is a tepid tale of terror released at the beginning of Universal's decline into monster mash sequels and B-movies, but it's a film of note if for nothing more than its intriguing premise and for being the first zombie film to be released by Universal.
|I love the smell of open heart surgery and taboo science in the morning|
|The Shadow Knows!|
|Sleepy. You are getting very sleeeepy.|
There's not a lot to recommend The Mad Ghoul over the better and more interesting black-and-white zombie films from the pre-Romero zombie era, but then again The Mad Ghoul only clocks in with a running time of about an hour. There are worst ways to spend an hour, but then again there are better.