Many years ago I saw a write up with some very cool pictures in Famous Monsters magazine and was dying to see this film. I didn't get a chance to see it until it aired on AMC many years ago and now Sinister Cinema has turned out a beautiful widescreen print.
Bryant Haliday is a scientist who has created a device that can transmit items from one area to the other by using a laser beam. His experiment goes well and he is ready to have a major demonstration so his backers will give him more money to work with. The experiment is sabotaged and he fails to impress the bosses.
Very angry he discovers that certain wires have been burned with acid and he decides to try the experiment again, but this time on himself. The result is a hideous deformed monster whose touch kills by electric shock. Haliday then seeks out those who ruined his experiment.
I like the makeup effects for the deformed Halliday as it is quite effective. I have read so many bad reviews of this film from all of the MST3K idiots out there and my best advice is to ignore them all as they have no idea about which they speak. The film isn't perfect, but it is very entertaining and it is a prefect monster movie for a Saturday night.
The rest of the cast includes Mary Peach, Norman Woodland, Derek Farr, Derrick DeMarney and the lovely Tracy Crisp. Recommended!