Thursday, May 1, 2014


Opening this weekend is The Amazing Spider-Man 2, featuring Jamie Foxx as Electro…

So why not…

Monster-of-the-Week: …give the nod to an earlier electrically-charged menace, Lon Chaney, Jr. as Dynamo Dan, the literally shocking title character of the 1941 Universal shocker Man Made Monster

Dan’s a sideshow artist who gets electrical “treatments” from mad scientist Lionel Atwill. When he gets unjustly sent to the chair, the zap turns him into a shambling zombie with a killer touch. Chaney made this B-flick just before his triumph in The Wolf Man, and like that film it shows him at his hapless-everyman best.

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