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THIS SATURDAY ON SVENGOOLIE (January 23, 2021): Man-Made Monster

This Saturday on Svengoolie is the 1941 film MAN-MADE MONSTER! This American black-and-white science fiction-horror film from Universal Pictures, produced by Jack Bernhard, directed by George Waggner, that stars Lon Chaney, Jr. (in his horror film debut) and Lionel Atwill. MAN-MADE MONSTER was re-released under various titles including ELECTRIC MAN and THE MYSTERIOUS DR. R. Realart Pictures re-released the film in 1953 under the title THE ATOMIC MONSTER as a double feature with THE FLYING SAUCER (1950). Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features.

A tragic accident occurs when a bus hits a high power line. The incident has claimed the lives of all on board, except for one Dan McCormick (Lon Chaney, Jr.), who survives because he is, surprisingly, immune to the deadly electricity. McCormick does a sideshow exhibit as Dynamo Dan, the Electric Man and is taken in by Dr. John Lawrence (Samuel S. Hinds), who wants to study him. 

Don’t forget to read my CELEBRITY INTERVIEW and HORROR HOST SPOTLIGHT on Svengoolie!

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