Island of Lost Souls 1932 Charles Laughton Horror Sci-Fi


A weird, fantastic adventure with a mad island doctor who discovers how to turn animals into humans-but not how to control them. Showmanship Plus!


Island of Lost Souls 1932 Charles Laughton Bela Lugosi Horror Sci-Fi

Stars: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen

After his ship goes down, Edward Parker is rescued at sea. Parker gets into a fight with Captain Davies of the Apia. The Captain tosses him overboard while making a delivery to the tiny tropical island of Dr. Moreau. Parker discovers that Moreau has good reason to be so secretive on his lonely island. The doctor is a whip-cracking task master to a growing population of his own gruesome human-animal experiments. He does have one prize result, Lota the beautiful panther woman. Parker’s fortunes for escape look up after his fiancee Ruth finds him with the help of fearless Captain Donohue. However, when Moreau’s tribe of near-humans rises up to rebel, no one is safe…

Tagline: It begins where DR. JEKYLL & MR HYDE left off! A weird, fantastic adventure with a mad doctor who discovers how to turn animals into humans but not how to control them! On a lonely tropical island he practices his black art! Changes wild beasts into creatures whose strangely human appearance and action hide raging animal passions! Something brand new in picture plots, with a specially selected cast, that will bring thrills to audiences and joy to exhibitors. Showmanship Plus!

Product Information for Island of Lost Souls

  • Director: Erle C. Kenton
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Co.: Paramount Pictures
  • Run time: 70 minutes
  • Sound: Mono
  • Color: Black and White
  • Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC

Sample Video from Island of Lost Souls


This Movie is in Public Domain. Date of release: Dec 9th, 1932; date entered public domain: Jan 1st, 1961.

Reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R. Packaged in a single DVD case. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image.

You may also find of interest the movie The Most Dangerous Game. An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in a human hunting game. Starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks.

For a fun collection of chills and thrills, there’s the Bela Lugosi Collection – 5 flicks in one set!

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Additional information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 0.5 in




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