Island of Lost Souls

A film by Erle C. Kenton
Starring Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Leila Hyams, Richard Arlen

Based on H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, Charles Laughton (in a standout early role) plays an obsessed doctor working on a remote tropical island secretly conducting surgical experiments on animals. When shipwrecked traveler Richard Arlen washes ashore, he witnesses the horrific vivisections and genetic experimentations that imprisoned animal-man hybrids endure. Or as Dr Moreau calls it, “bio-anthropological research.” This touchstone of movie terror features expressionistic photography and groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of filmmakers, plus the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles!

 

Technical Information

Production Year
1932
Running Time
71 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013
1:15pm

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