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Terror Is a Man (1959)

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-Close your eyes you're CHICKEN-Keep them open you're COOL...LISTEN FOR THE BELL! (reissue "Blood Creature" print ad) See more »

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A warning bell sounded before "horrific" scenes. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Much Better Than I Expected
31 August 2002 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film, obviously inspired by H.G. Wells THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, takes a while to get going but does pick up near the end. The acting, production values and cinematography were superior than expectation for a low budget film made in the Philippines although it's difficult to find a good print throughout. There are some intense, suspenseful and disturbing moments in Dr. Girard's underground laboratory.


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