31 Days of Halloween

31 Days of Halloween: Day #24, The Bat (1959)

Welcome to the 31 Days of Halloween in Movies.

Boo! it’s October, and I’m feeling warm and tingly about these cooler temps and the season as a whole! I love walking in my neighborhood and looking at all the festive Halloween decorations.

If you’re looking for a few ideas, check out my last year’s post for Small Space Halloween Outdoor Decor, Hocus Pocus Themed Decor, and this Gothic Inspired Halloween Decor Ideas post.  Now, my kiddies, let’s get into today’s feature.

It’s day 24 in the 31 Days of Halloween: Movie Edition, where I recommend one movie every day for the month of October. 🍂💀🎃 Thank you so much for checking out this post today, and without further ado…and so it goes. 

Halloween Quote
“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen. Voices whisper in the trees, ‘Tonight is Halloween!” —Dexter Kozen

For an archive of Days 1-23, click here. For all the free downloads, games, and other Halloween fun, check out the freebies page.

Today’s Feature


MOVIE: The Bat
Rated: No Rating
Year: 1959
Director: Crane Wilbur
IMBD Rating: 6.1
Runtime: 1h 20m
Tomato Meter: 14% 🍅
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Kill Meter: 💀💀💀💀

SYNOPSIS:  A killer called “the Bat” has claimed many lives in the small town inhabited by novelist Cornelia van Gorder (Agnes Moorehead) and her maid, Lizzie (Lenita Lane). As Cornelia implores Dr. Malcolm Wells (Vincent Price) to help her ailing maid, $1 million in the town’s bank goes missing. With greed and fear reaching new heights, police Lt. Andy Anderson (Gavin Gordon) goes to Cornelia’s house to investigate additional murders committed by the Bat.

MY RATING: (★★★★★)  This theme song is almost cooler than the one from The Blob.  The movie is all nostalgia and good feels for the season.  You don’t watch a horror-esque movie from the 50s looking for the best film ever.  You watch them because they are goofy fun.  Bear in mind that there are some deaths (hence the skull emojis) but it’s a black-and-white film so you get the gist.

The scenes, the story, the plot, and just everything about this movie is great.  I also love these movies because they are for general audiences, which is about 10 and up. You have to be a certain age to understand and (or) comprehend what’s happening.  I mean, who doesn’t love Vicent Price (The King of Macabre) and Agnes Morehead (Endora from Bewitched)? This movie is great fun, so I hope you can check it out.

With that said … Happy Viewing, and enjoy the movie!