Horror Island / Man Made [Man-Made] Monster

Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures, 1941. Post-production Continuity and Dialogue script for the 1941 film, "Horror Island," along with a script for a "Double Bill Trailer" in which this film was featured with another George Waggner film of the same year, "Man Made [Man-Made] Monster." The latter film was based on a story called "The Electric Man," written by H. J. Essex (director of "I, the Jury," 1958), Sid Schwartz, and Len Golos, with Joseph West (Waggner) as screenwriter.

Hal Erickson: "It has been alleged that 'Horror Island' was the least expensive of Universal's 1940s second features. While it certainly looks that way, it remains an enjoyable outing from fade-in to fade-out. In the tradition of 'Ten Little Indians,' a group of disparate types are lured to a supposedly haunted mansion on a remote island. Their 'host' is peg-legged privateer Tobias (Leo Carrillo), who possesses half of a valuable treasure map. One by one, the treasure-hunters are killed off by a mysterious assailant, with Tobias the first victim.

White wrappers, production No. 1132, dated March 22, 1941, with credits for cast members Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran, Fuzzy Knight, John Eldredge, and Lewis Howard, as well as director Waggner. 133 leaves, mimeograph duplication.

The "Double Bill Trailer" script is in white wrappers, side-stapled, rubber-stamped copy No. 6883, production nos. 1137 and 1119, dated March 29, 1941, with credits for both films, and "Central Files" in holograph pencil in the upper left corner. 8 leaves, mimeograph duplication.

Pages Near Fine, with a small corner crease to the first page. Wrapper Very Good plus or better, with a touch of toning, and short corner creases on the front wrapper, bound with two gold brads. Wrappers encapsulated in archival mylar.

[Book #126200]