A classic "B" horror-science fiction film that represented Lon Chaney Jr.'s first foray into the genre (Universal considered this his trial run and its success led to roles in THE WOLFMAN and THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN). He plays a carnival sideshow performer whose act involves amazing
displays of electrical wizardry. One night, when the carny bus crashes into an electrical pole during a storm, Chaney finds himself the only survivor. After a series of medical tests, it is discovered that he has somehow built up an immunity to electrical charges. Crazed scientist Atwill (who
steals the movie) latches on to Chaney and uses him in experiments to develop a race of super...