Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) has just recently discovered the greatest treasure anyone has ever known and he will stop at nothing to protect it and his secrets in the film THE FLYING SERPENT (1946). Through an unfortunate accident Dr. Forbes discovers the existence of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, a flying serpent, and the treasure it has been protecting. When outsiders begin to jeopardize his secret, Dr. Forbes sends the flying serpent to deal with them fast and quietly.
Although a cheaply crafted creature Quetzalcoatl is the main attraction of the film. As a film of the ‘40s I’m sure the monster was very impressive because of how new and different it was but the story is very like other films of the era and leaves a lot to be desired. This being said, because of the short running time of only 77 minutes it’s a quick time waster and a film worth the nostalgia factor alone.
If you’re a fan of old school horror films – enjoy!