Film #310: HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE
Hunchback of the Morgue
2.5 out of 5 stars
Paul Naschy stars in this wonky tale of a hunchback, a mad doctor, some assorted unpleasant characters, and a blobbish man-thing that eats people. Naschy skulks about while people call him “ape,” “gorilla,” and “ugly,” but he’s only himself bent over with what looks like a pillow on his back. There’s some nonsense going on about this mad doctor promising to bring Naschy’s dead girlfriend back to life, but it’s just a minor diversion. In the end, HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE is a nominal amusement with some decent sets, a few good gore scenes, and a almost incomprehensible script. Naschy fans will dig it. Non-fans will just be confused and a little bit impatient.