The Corpse Vanishes
Updated: Jul 19, 2021
The 67th review overall!
For Christmas, Becca got me a DVD set of classic horror movies and seeing as how we were in a time crunch, this was perfect choice, because the classic horror movies are a bit shorter. I apologize if my review is a little out there, I was at wedding and had a few cold ones. But for today I decided to check out
The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
I checked out the back of the DVD set and picked this movie because it had Bela Lugosi, and in case you didn't know, I'm a big fan of Lugosi. The story to this movie is actually pretty decent. Brides keep dying on their wedding day and on the way to the undertaker, someone steals the bodies. Eventually you find out Lugosi is a mad scientist who is stealing the brides so he can use them to keep his aging (and annoying) wife young and beautiful.
So a reporter finds out all the brides had orchids with a strange scent so she investigates. My favorite scenes in the movie involve her talking with her boss. It's just so goofy how he keeps threatening to fire her for no reason. Their dialogue is so goofy and so out of nowhere with his threats that it's actually really funny. Scenes where those two were talking actually made me laugh and are the highlight of the movie. It's a silly movie but for the time it was made it's actually not terrible. They lay the cheese on extra thick so you know never to take it seriously. I can't remember the exact line, but a man ends up proposing marriage to a girl through a pick up line and it works!
There isn't too much to say about it, if you enjoy Lugosi, there's worse ways to kill a little more than an hour and it does manage to keep your attention throughout.