Controversial 1930s horror in which a shipwrecked man stumbles upon on island where horrifying experiments are taking place. When Edward Parker (Richard Arlen) is thrown overboard after a fight with the captain of his ship he is initially happy to land on a populated island. However, this is no ordinary island. Presided over by the insane scientist, Dr Moreau (Charles Laughton), a series of experiments are underway to transform animals into humans. As they descend towards chaos Parker finds himself caught uncomfortably in the middle.