This book contains a checklist of 1308 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?
A failed experiment...
Based on a novel by H.G. Wells, this Filipino/American horror film is quite behind it’s time. It is dialogue heavy and rather conservative. Not much happens for a good 45 minutes and things remain slow even then. Unless we’ve been told, nothing indicates that this is a horror film for most of the runtime. As opposed to 1932’s Island of Lost Souls, there is only one monster, here.
The monster may very well be Dr. Charles Girard and not the creature he experiments on. He’s a molester, for one thing, and he doesn’t play well with others. He has no respect for life. He’s also the reason this film isn’t as good as it could be. It’s all about him and all we want to see is his experiment. We’ll have to wait until the third act for the thrills, I’m afraid.
All in all, this isn’t a very good film. The budget restraints are a problem. The acting isn’t terrific. The cinematography is rather basic. The editing is uneducated. Your day will probably be better off without Terror is a Man AKA Blood Creature. Or perhaps you’re a big H.G. Wells completist. By all means give this a try but don’t expect great results.