Wild, Weird, Wicked

Island of Lost Souls

Part of our series Wild, Weird, Wicked: Films From Before the Code!

A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked man (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton, features expressionistic photography by Karl Struss, groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles.

Runtime
1h 11m
Year
1932
Director
Erle C. Kenton
Format
Digital
Country
USA
Language
English

Showtimes

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 6:30 PM
Location Little Roxie

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