“Indestructible Man” is a science fiction and horror film from 1956 directed by Jack Pollexfen. The movie follows the story of a notorious criminal named Butcher Benton (played by Lon Chaney Jr.) who is sentenced to death for his crimes.
However, before his execution, a group of scientists experiment with a new serum that is supposed to make a person indestructible. They inject the serum into Butcher Benton’s body, hoping to study the effects.
Butcher Benton survives the execution and returns from the dead as an indestructible monster with superhuman strength. He sets out to exact revenge on those who wronged him, including the people who testified against him at his trial and the scientists who experimented on him.
The film explores themes of science and the consequences of tampering with nature. The special effects and production values are typical of low-budget science fiction films of the era, but the film has gained a cult following for its campy charm and entertaining storyline.
In the end, Butcher Benton is ultimately defeated when the scientists use their knowledge of the serum to weaken him and bring him down. The film concludes with a warning about the dangers of playing God and the need for caution in scientific experimentation.
Vy Russell, Sue Dwiggins
Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr