Doctor X (1932)

Mike Matei / October 18th, 2014

The first color horror film!


  • ford3517

    October 18, 2014 at 7:09 am


  • October 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Awesome as always!
    This is starting to become one of my favorite Monster Madness.

  • October 18, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I’ll have to check this out.

  • WoW

    October 18, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I really love your monster madness show, james! i`m a big halloween-fan!

  • Larry Hood

    October 18, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Bogart personified what it was to be a star back then. In order to be one, you had to have that snappy wit during interviews. Almost noone in Hollywood has that anymore.

  • Michael Garrison

    October 18, 2014 at 7:27 am

    What? No reference to Rocky Horror? That’s how I heard of this movie.

  • CrushingC10996WM

    October 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I wonder what this would look like on blu-ray

  • October 18, 2014 at 8:37 am

    glorious technicolor

  • October 18, 2014 at 9:12 am

    As good as always!

  • Allen Lucas

    October 18, 2014 at 9:14 am

    The Bogart quote at the end was fantastic!

    • Cilliandrew

      October 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Exactly what i was gonna post. Love that Bogart, quote! Nice find, James.

  • October 18, 2014 at 11:03 am

    They used the same color process for Mystery of the Wax Museum and I agree, I think it gives the film a great, old comic book feel. The masquerade scene in the original Phantom of the Opera was shot in a similar fashion I believe. Makes you wonder why the whole film wasn’t shot like that. Now I am curious, are there any color silent films (sans color tinting)?

  • October 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Curtiz (like Cur-Tease) not Curtis

  • batratspidercrab

    October 18, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Never heard of this one

  • Night-X

    October 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Good thing I’m not a doctor or everyone start calling me Doctor X more then Night-X.

  • October 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Forgot to mention that Phantom of the Opera (1925) also contained color sequences.

  • penpan

    October 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    now we just need to watch it in BLU ray! Oh man….

  • Don Skiver

    October 18, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Ahhh I love technicolor! It definitely gives movies an old-timey feel! I would love to see a new film, with new actors, new script, etc. in technicolor. You know how people love making period films and making everything look period accurate? Well why not include the actual film stock and monaural sound too? No digital effects allowed! Man I’d love to see that. But then you’ll still have retards complaining how “it isn’t even in 1080p” and how “it doesn’t even have any CGI”. Sigh…

  • low_tone1

    October 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    This year’s Monster Madness has reviewed more movies that I haven’t heard of than any of the previous years, making this my new favorite Monster Madness…though, I’ll always love Godzillathon, the MM that reinstated my love for Godzilla.

  • Mega-Gojira

    October 18, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Awesome Stuff As Always!!!!!

  • October 18, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    the Ray Jokes ^_^

  • DrZaius

    October 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Good, varied selection this year.

  • Michael Holmes

    October 19, 2014 at 2:22 am


  • Roger Colglazier

    October 19, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Finally, you mention how awesome Bogart was. He’s been my favorite actor of all time since I saw “Casablanca”.

  • Claude Lilford

    October 19, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Humphrey Boggart as a mad scientist? I mean yeah it was inevitable because they kept typsecasting him as villains but still…Humphrey Boggart? with Lugosi and Karloff around?
    Oh well, should make for a fun little viewing.

  • Pablo1989

    October 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    This film is X Rated 🙂 to boot

  • fcabanski

    October 19, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    But ya doesn’t have to call it Ray.

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Wow, that’s crazy. I had no idea there was a color movie this old. It seems like we always learn something new with your videos! Thanks!

  • skwij

    October 20, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Pretty cool! Thanks!

  • Johnthegamer

    October 21, 2014 at 2:16 am

    LOL, I love Humphrey Bogart’s quote at the end of the video.

  • TagaZok

    October 21, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Must see !!!! thanks Monster madness!

  • October 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Why in the new videos do you say bay-la and in the old videos you say bella? (in reference to bella lagosy(sp))

    • Lukas Sprehn

      October 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      The actual pronounciation is Bay-la rather than Bella. I think I vaguely remember James and Mike talking about it in their Dracula audio commentary, but I could be wrong.

  • Lukas Sprehn

    October 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    The title of this movie reminded me of the DVD Collection video where you said that one show you get a lot of recommendation for all the time but which you haven’t seen yet is Doctor Who. I was just wondering, have you seen it since then? If so, I really hope that this year’s Monster Madness have a review of it. While it’s not always horror, there’s a lot of horror elements. And if you haven’t made a review for Monster Madness, maybe next year. Or perhaps a review that’s not connected to Monster Madness. Either way I would love to hear you and Mike’s thoughs on the show 😀

  • Tailikku

    October 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The Mad Doctor was later parodied in the Mickey Mouse comics by Floyd Gottfredson with Professors Ecks, Doublex, and Triplex, all monkeys, then with Dr. Doublecross in the newer comics from the 90’s, and then with Dr. Frankenollie in the 1995 short Runaway Brain (voiced by Kelsey Grammer). And then it went full circle with Mickey Mania on the SNES, Genesis, Sega-CD, and PS1 by bringing back the Mad Doctor, who then reappeared in Epic Mickey.

  • harley Mathieson

    February 7, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I’ve updated my flash, my java and even my software updates. But for some reason your videos aren’t showing

  • March 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    I think color is different, because early technicolor process was designed to render proper human skin tones, but it failed to reproduce other colors correctly, such as blue sky e.t.c.. Today most of the (cinema) films are balanced for tungsten lighing, and it can be easily compensated by using color filters or in post-process.

  • M. Ryan

    April 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

    “Awesomeness of Bogart has just boosted even higher.”

    – What a bizarre sentence…

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