Friday, 2 April 2010

SON OF INGAGI (1940)

This rare "race" horror film is a sort of unofficial sequel to the 1930 INGAGI. A newly wedded couple inherit a house from an altruistic woman doctor who, unknown to everybody, has been killed by the ape man she keeps in her cellar - a relic of her many years in Africa. It is pretty crude poverty row stiff which is just about competently acted by its all black cast. Script is by Spencer Williams Jr. who also provides some eye-rolling comedy relief as Nelson the bungling detective. A couple of nice musical numbers by The Four Toppers are among the film's highlights. A real curiosity. Rating **

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1 comment:

Autumnforest said...

You find some interesting ones. That actually sounds like a good rainy day campy movie. I love the old ones on rainy days, the background music alone gives them a real cool creepy feel.