Bowery at Midnight was released in 1942 and stars Bela Lugosi as Karl Wagner, a professor who also works in a food shelter called ‘Bowery Friendly Mission‘, where all is not quite what it seems.
Wagner uses the food shelter to identify desperate young men, and recruits them into his loose-knit criminal organization and sends them off to do robberies and murders for him.
Some of the homeless/recruited men are subsequently killed or discarded when they have served their purpose…..but that isn’t actually the end of them at all.
Wagner’s assistant has been administering a drug that turns them into zombies….and he has been keeping them all in the basement.
Bowery at Midnight Posters
Posters and lobby cards for Bowery at Midnight can be seen below, just click on teh image to enlarge it.