Man Made Monster is a shocker that’s in the groove for the horror fans. It makes no pretense of being anything but a freakish chiller, going directly to the point and proving mighty successful.
Weird events resulting from a mad scientist’s lab experiments in transforming a normal human being into a monster controlled by electrical impulses could have been made mawkish. Sincere portrayals plus alert direction and deft photography span several implausible pitfalls. Near-climax when the electric man survives an electrocution for murder and goes on a rampage is a bit incredible for average consumption.
Lon Chaney Jr’s excellent work as ‘Dynamo’ Dan McCormick, carnival electrical wizard, who’s turned into a monster, is backed up by Lionel Atwill in one of his better characterizations as the crazed Dr Rigas, who believes electricity can control anything.