Austin Film Society presents Precode Treasures: Island of Lost Souls

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Island of Lost Souls in 35mm
Photo courtesy of Austin Film Society

The first film adaptation of H.G. Wells' Island Of Doctor Moreau is still nerve-rattling today. Starring the great Charles Laughton as the doctor, who toils away on his private island trying to achieve true human-animal synthesis. When a rough-and-ready adventurer, a shipwreck survivor, is dropped off at Moreau’s port, trouble starts brewing between the man and the doctor, who lords over his creations like a demigod. Truly chilling and surprisingly vivid. If you think old horror movies are not scary, try this one on for size.

Event Details



AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd. Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752


Ticket Info

$11.25; member discounts available