Island of Lost Souls (1932) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

Island of Lost Souls (1932) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

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  • Release Date:  1932
  • Genre:  Neo-monsters
  • Cast & Crew: Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Bela Lugosi, Kathleen Burke, Arthur Hohl, Stanley Fields, Paul Hurst, Hans Steinke, Tetsu Komai, George Irving.
  • Director:  Erle C. Kenton
  • Screenwriter:  H.G. Wells, Philip Wylie, Waldemar Young

Island of Lost Souls (1932) Rating:

  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • IMDb = 7.5/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 9.3/10;
  • IMDb = 7.5/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 9.3/10;

Island of Lost Souls (1932) Synopsis:

Picked up by a ship after a shipwreck, a traveler ends up on a strange, off the charts island filled with strange beast-like creatures.

Island of Lost Souls (1932) Review:

Island of Lost Souls is the first of much cinematic adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, and also the best one, a fine cult of early horror.

The story is the one of a guy who accidentally ends up on an island filled with half-human, half-beast creatures. At first, things aren’t quite clear and, being part of those who didn’t read the novel, I was really captivated, totally eager to learn what was behind all this.

The character of Dr. Moreau, a really demented scientist whose cold-blooded attitude contrast only with its madness, is one of the most charismatic villains in all of horror cinema. Its sadistic aspect gives a really gloomy aspect to the film and results in the audience easily teaming up with the heroin wishing to stop the evil deed of the Doctor. Charles Laughton, who plays Dr. Moreau, is for me the incarnation of the evil scientist ever since I saw that film years ago.

Scientifically, the film is still fascinating and totally credible despite being almost 80 years old. Its science-fiction plot, directly inspired by the genius mind of H.G. Wells, is filled with a tremendous concept such as the Law, the house of pain, etc.

A strange feature of that film is the complete absence of music, not that is a matter so much, but it is really noticeable. But let not this stop you from watching this true genius of sci-fi horror. Island of Lost Souls is a must-see for everyone including non-horror lovers.

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