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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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Greta Thyssen ...
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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 The Twilight People (1972) See more »

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Rip-off of The Island of Dr. Moreau
1 June 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The castaway William Fitzgerald (Richard Derr) is rescued in an island by Dr. Charles Girard (Francis Lederer), his lonely wife Frances Girard (Greta Thyssen) and his assistant Walter Perrera (Oscar Keesee Jr.). A couple of days later, Fitzgerald has an affair with Frances and realizes that the unethical and insane Dr. Girard is developing sick experiments and transforming a panther into a man-like creature. Meanwhile, the monster escapes from the laboratory, killing Walter and the servant Celina and seizing and capturing Frances with him. Fitzgerald and Dr. Girard chase the being along the night.

"Terror is a Man" is a watchable rip-off of "The Island of Dr. Moreau", with a monster that behaves like The Creature in "Frankenstein" and with the appearance of The Mummy. The story is silly, but considering that it is a very low-budget and theatrical B-movie, entertains. Unfortunately, the shameful DVD released in Brazil by the distributor Fantasy shows a completely damaged copy, "jumping" many scenes and making parts of the story impossible to be understood. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Criatura Sangrenta" ("Blood Creature")


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