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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 02.03.15] scifi horror documentary



The filming of the ill-fated 1996 version of H. G. Welles’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is the stuff of movie legend. For the first time since he was unceremoniously escorted off his longtime dream project, Richard (Hardware, Dust Devil) Stanley reveals what his spectacular original vision was and how it was torn apart at the seams by the real animals of Hollywood.


In this must-see doc that A host of cast and crew members recall the stories first hand of colossal egos run amok, a production way out of control, and how the original filmmaker was banished from the set but wouldn't let go. Directed by David Gregory (PLAGUE TOWN, THEATRE BIZARRE, THE GODFATHERS OF MONDO), this is the sensational story of what could have been a science fiction masterpiece which became a huge creative and financial disaster; the story of the outsider artist versus Hollywood machine.


Rochefort reviewed the film when it played at Fantastic Fest and even cornered Stanley for an interview so be sure to check those out.

Here's the film's first trailer.




Theatrical engagements have also been announced.

2/7 & 2/11 San Francisco, CA, Roxie (SF Indie Fest) Richard Stanley and David Gregory Q&A
2/13 Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA
2/25 Austin, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
2/27 - 3/5 Los Angeles, CA, Cinefamily, Richard Stanley and David Gregory Q&A
2/27 and 2/28 Brooklyn, NY, Nitehawk Cinema
3/1 Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Winchester
3/6 and 3/7 Boston, MA, Coolidge Corner
3/6 - 3/8 Portland, OR, Hollywood Theater
3/6 - 3/12 Houston, TX, Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
3/6 - 3/12 Lubbock, TX, Alamo Drafthouse
3/8 Yonkers, NY, Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
3/9 and 3/10 Minneapolis, MN, Trylon Microcinema
3/18 Ashburn, TX Alamo Drafthouse Loudon
3/26 and 3/28 Gainesville, FL, The Wooly
3/29 Austin, TX, Austin Film Society at The Marchesa
3/30 Phoenix, AZ, Harkins 101 Scottsdale, Richard Stanley and David Gregory Q&A


Recommended Release:
The Island of Dr. Moreau: Unrated Director's Cut




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