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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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(screenplay) (as Harry Paul Harber)
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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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Blood Creature  »

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[first lines]
Walter Perrera: I was here this afternoon. He wasn't here then.
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Good flick!
24 June 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Blood Creature is one of those old drive in type movies which is actually its a pretty good film. Francis Lederer and Richard Derr is in the movie and so is Greta Thyssen who was in a few of the Three Stooges shorts in the Joe Besser era. She actually has very big part in the film. This movie, Blood Creature has some very good acting in it and the storms were cools. The creature itself was neat looking which really looked like a humanoid panther mummy! If you have seen The 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau you will notice some scenes that was in that movie are very similar in this movie! Really Blood Creature is decent little old film that has many great moments and especially if you are a a Three Stooges fan its interesting to see Greta Thyssen in a role where she is scared and screaming! For horror and Island of Dr. Moreau fans don't miss this one!


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