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You’ll Find Out

Released 1940
Distributor RKO Radio Pictures

Worlds collide in this 1940 musical-comedy-horror film directed by David Butler (a Hollywood vet best known for breezy low-budget fare like Road to Morocco) but it’s up to the audience to decide who’s scarier… co-stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Bela Lugosi or bandleader Kay Kyser and his Kollege of Musical Knowledge. To their credit Karloff and crew retain their dignity even when faced with Kyser’s right-hand stooge, Ish Kabibble, a half-wit coronet player about whom the phrase “acquired taste” was invented.

About Joe Dante

Joe Dante is a lifelong film buff who turned his obsession into a career. He got his start cutting trailers for Roger Corman and later directed the hit movie Gremlins, as well as Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Innerspace and Small Soldiers for producer Steven Spielberg. His feature films include The Howling, Piranha, Matinee, The ‘burbs , Looney Tunes Back in Action, The Hole (first winner of the 3D Persol Award at the Venice Film Festival) and the zom-com Burying the Ex. His TV directing work includes: Police Squad, Amazing Stories, the HBO film The Second Civil War, the Masters of Horror titles Homecoming and The Screwfly Solution, and episodes of Eerie, Indiana, CSI: NY, Hawaii 5-0, Witches of East End, Legends of Tomorrow and Salem. His latest big screen credit is an episode of the upcoming Nightmare Cinema.