Indestructible Man 2002 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is another one of these “not bad” sci-fi/horror/crime/drama/whatever you want to label it 1950s B-films.
The cast actually has some fine actors, men like Casey Adams who starred in “Niagara” with some no-name dames called Marilyn Monroe and Jean Peters, and Lon Chaney, a familiar name among fans of this genre.
The is the tried-and-true revenge story. In this case, a man who is executed is taken from a mortuary to a scientist’s lab where the doctor is experiment on cancer research. That doctor, by the way, is another familiar face - that of Inspector Henderson of Superman television fame (Robert Shayne). Oh, the assistant is Joe Flynn, also of TV fame (McHale’s Navy.) I’m telling you, this had a pretty good cast.
Well, Charles “The Butcher” Benton (Chaney) is brought back to life, much to the surprise of the doctor and his assistant. “The Butcher” then shows his gratitude by killing those two guys and then grabbing a car and hightailing it from San Francisco down to Los Angeles. He’s searching for his shyster lawyer and two other gang members who turned stoolie on him. His mission: kill those three guys.
I won’t give away the rest but it’s enjoyable to watch to see the “B” floozies in here and the generally schlocky-like story. It’s a low-budget fun movie.
Yet, despite all that, when it was all over - frankly - I thought this film could have been better, even on a small budget. I wonder if anyone else feels that way.