Monogram. Wallace Ford, Marion Marsh, Sara Padden, Dave O'Brien, Minerva Urecal. A forgotten horror film surfaces! Don't be fooled by the "B crime film" sounding title. This is a full-fledged old dark house horror chiller with all the trimmings: a mysterious hooded killer, secret panels, screams in the night, faces leering in windows, sinister shadows, etc. The plot concerns a midnight meeting at an eerie country estate. A rich, eccentric old lady has gathered her no-good relatives to tell them how she's distributing the money in her will. Before you know it, the relatives are being bumped off by a hooded maniac! Who's the knife-wielding madman? Ford and Marsh attempt to find out. It's odd that horror film researchers have overlooked this as long as they have, but it's definitely in the style of all 1940s Monogram horror films. The only thing missing is Bela Lugosi. VERY similar to Universal's The Black Cat, also from the same year. Recommended. 16mm.