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Terror Is a Man (1959)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  November 1959 (USA)
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A mad scientist transforms a panther into a man-like creature that escapes and goes on a murderous rampage.

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William Fitzgerald finds himself shipwrecked on an island whose native inhabitants have recently fled. His civilized host, the secretive Dr. Charles Girard, explains that they were superstitiously fearful of his scientific work. Now the only people on the island are the castaway, the scientist, his voluptuous wife, his sleazy assistant, his beautiful native servant and her young son. But there may be one more man on the island: it's all a matter of philosophy and semantics. It seems Dr. Girard is surgically transforming a panther into a human being. The trouble is, the creature is not above killing members of the species he has recently joined. Written by J. Spurlin

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THE BELL TELLS-ARE YOU CHICKEN? CAN YOU LOOK AT BLOOD CREATURES WITHOUT CLOSING YOUR EYES WHEN THE BELL RINGS (all "Blood Creature" reissue posters and ads-all caps) See more »

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Walter Perrera: I was here this afternoon. He wasn't here then.
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Version of Island of Lost Souls (1932) See more »

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memorable monster movie
18 May 2006 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

I saw this a few times as a young child (thanks, KSTW in Washington!) and it always stayed in my mind and lo and behold, after recently watching it again (thanks, MOVIE MADNESS in Portland!) I must say that it holds up remarkably well; the things that stood out in my childhood memories are still pretty potent; for a film almost a half century old the monster make-up effects and the creature's attacks are surprisingly well handled. The performances, too, surprised me by their contemporary tone, especially good was Francis Lederer as the strangely sympathetic mad scientist. The creature is a well-drawn movie monster; more suffering animal than murdering beast, it always had my sympathy--at least this time around. The images of it skulking about in its mummy-like bandages remain pretty evocative. The one drawback is the films poky pace--i could have done with much less of the domestic dramas around the hut and more of the monster, but that is a small quibble; overall, Terror Is a Man is a forgotten gem.


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