Lugosi as the Sayer of the Law (1932)
“‘What is the Law? We are not beasts…we are not men..we are things!’ intones Bela Lugosi as the Sayer of the Law in the 1932 film, Island of Lost Souls. All in all this was a straightforward build with no particular problems. It is always a challenge to paint flames due to the inherent static nature of figures compared to the ever fluid movement of real flames.”
Island of Lost Souls is a 1932 American science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Bela Lugosi and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman. The film was directed by Erle C. Kenton and produced by Paramount Pictures from a script co-written by science fiction legend Philip Wylie, the movie was the first film adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, published in 1896. Both book and movie are about an obsessed scientist who is secretly conducting surgical experiments on animals on a remote island.