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Man-Made Monster (1941)

Man-Made Monster (1941)





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Lon Chaney, Jr. made his science-fiction debut in this B-picture, the story of a sideshow freak--the only survivor in a carnival traffic accident--who becomes immune to electricity. Abused by a mad scientist trying to develop a super race, the freak becomes a zombie and kills the scientist's assistant, only to be tried for murder. The film is also known as Atomic Monster.
Drama , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Lon Chaney Jr
as Dan McCormick
Lionel Atwill
as Dr. Rigas
Frank Albertson
as Mark Adams
Anne Nagel
as June Lawrence
Samuel S. Hinds
as Dr. Lawrence
William B. Davidson
as District Attorney
Ben Taggart
as Detective Sergeant
Ivan Miller
as Doctor
Chester Gan
as Chinese Boy
George Meader
as Dr. Bruno
Frank O'Connor
as Detective
Byron Foulger
as 2nd Alienist
John Dilson
as Medical Examiner
Russell Hicks
as Warden
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Critic Reviews for Man-Made Monster

All Critics (1)

Every aspect of Man Made Monster is perfect for what it sets out to be.

Full Review… | May 24, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Man-Made Monster


This is a tough one to rate. Nothing stands out to make it great and clearly the plot is a recipe for a bad movie...but it isn't bad. Chaney makes his horror debut here and plays a pretty sympathetic role...which he would play a few of in his time. It isn't bad...but it isn't just is. It is better that it's unofficial remake starring Chaney as well...The Indestructible Man I believe. Not saying much though. There are definatly worse things to watch out there!

Jason Hartman
Jason Hartman

Just before the WOLFMAN Lon Jr. Starred in this,as Dynamo Dan-the Electric Man.Lionel Atwill turns carnival performer into a monster who's touch kills. Was to be called the ELECTRIC MAN,starring Karloff and Lugosi,but was shelved. Fun movie!!! Good Creature Feature type stuff!

RC Merchant
RC Merchant

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