Hello everbloody!.. Here we are with another installment of Moldie Oldie Monday, here at The Dungeon.
ATOMIC MONSTER is the reissue title of this very decent sci-fi flick starring Dungeon favorite, Lon Chaney, Jr. Director George Waggner was also busy writing and producing some quality productions in the thirties and forties, and ended up directing a ton of TV shows! Check out some of these titles he wrote scripts for!.. GORILLA SHIP, HE COULDN'T TAKE IT, GIRL O' MY DREAMS, THE NUT FARM, THE COWBOY MILLIONAIRE, DIZZY DAMES, KEEPER OF THE BEES, SEA SPOILERS, BLACK BANDIT, MYSTERY PLANE, STUNT PILOT, QUEEN OF THE YUKON and THE CLIMAX!
Tonight's Eariffic Earclip has plenty of electrical shocks comin' at'cha, so be prepared for a brainfull o' monsterous type static!!
And, so's not to get any static from our lil' Dungeon helper, Rufus The Gnat, here he is to push the big red 'GO' button and start the show!.. MAN MADE MONSTER!
'Dynamo Dan' McCormick, a sideshow worker, is the only survivor when the bus he was in careened off the road and into an electical tower. Dan sure doesn't seem very upset that the all others died in the crash!!
Lon did ONE MILLION B. C. in 1940, but this was his first starring role in horror flicks!
He's invited to the home of Dr. John Lawrence, to be studied as to why he's immune to high voltage electricity.
While there, he's under the care of psycho scientist, Dr. Rigas, played by the great Lionel Atwill.
Never has Tabonga ever seen such a flagrant use of shadows!!!
After many experiments on Dan, Dr. Rigas finally produces his secret atomic superman!
Dr. Rigas orders Dan to touch Dr. Lawrence, then tells him that it's his fault the doctor's dead because he touched him! Pretty clever.
Dr. Rigas gets to go to the hearing for Dan, he holds him in a trance and Dan finally confesses in a slurred hypnotized tone... "I.. killed 'em!"
SEE!!.. But, they don't use slang in newspaper headlines!
Time is up and Dan is taken to the electric chair for his execution!
Durr... Hey, them dials never done that before!!
Dan escapes from the prison and heads back to the lab for his insulated suit. In the meantime, he starts a hayride on fire with an electric bolt!
Dan shows up at the lab and puts an end to Dr. Rigas and all his evil plans for atomic supermen!!
All the coppers can do is watch as Dan's suit gets tangled and torn in the barbed wire, thus dispelling all his life forces...
Dan didn't want to be a monster. Our little friend Sparky puts the icing on the cake... Ghoulnight Everbloody!!