Island Of Lost Souls Mystery Of The Wax Museum

  |  Buy to Own: 26/02/2001
  |  145 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Classic horror double bill. In 'Island of Lost Souls', shipwreck survivor Edward Parker finds himself washed up on a remote desert island, presided over by insane scientist Dr Moreau (Charles Laughton). Moreau is experimenting to transform animals into humans, and introduces Parker to a young native woman who is in fact the result of his efforts. 'Mystery of the Wax Museum' opens in 1920s London, when a great fire destroys the London Wax Museum after an argument between the sculptor Henry Jarrod (Lionel Atwill) and his financial partner. Twelve years later in New York, the day before a wax museum is due to open, a girl's body disappears from the morgue and a statue with an uncanny likeness turns up in the museum. A reporter meets the now crippled Jarrod, who develops an unhealthy infatuation with the reporter's room-mate, who resembles a Marie Antoinette statue lost in the London fire.