The Catman of Paris 06/20/23
Intrepid reviewer Charlie Largent digs into Republic Pictures’ incredible legacy of horror films — they barely made any. This one was popularized by makeup photos seen in Famous Monsters of Filmland. A shape-shifting murderer is on the prowl in Olde Paree, with Carl Esmond, Gerald Mohr and others straining to protect lovely Lenore Aubert and Adele Mara. The costumes are okay, but the show plays like a Republic western, no ice, with a monster chaser . . . actually, make that coach chases on the highways. Director Lesley Selander has credits on hundreds of western features. The new disc may be the very first home video opportunity for horror completists to get their paws on this one. On Region-Free Blu-ray from Viavision [Imprint].