Though horrible creatures are seen, No torture appears on the screen To imagination Is left their creation As gore is verboten by Breen.
Donald B. Benson
Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton; 1932): Doctor Moreau (Charles Laughton) inspects one of his "experiments" as Edward Parker (Richard Arlen) looks on. Well, the surgical horrors might happen off-screen, as was customary at the time. But the pain they cause is most certainly evident on the soundtrack. All the screams are Pre-Code!