Schlockmania has report­ed before on Lost Souls, a new doc­u­men­tary from Severin Films hon­cho David Gregory that chron­i­cles the tor­ment­ed gen­e­sis of the 1996 film ver­sion of The Island Of Dr. Moreau. U.S. hor­ror fans inter­est­ed in this sto­ry will be hap­py to know that Lost Souls is begin­ning a tour through American the­aters. The fol­low­ing offers a list of dates for February and March, with more dates on the way after­wards. Read on for all the Kilmer-induced krazi­ness, includ­ing a trail­er for the film…


LostSoul-posLOST SOUL — THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, a Severin Films pro­duc­tion, will be hit­ting sev­er­al screens across the US in February and March and a the­atri­cal trail­er is now avail­able. LOST SOUL has been a hit on the fes­ti­val cir­cuit, gar­ner­ing sev­er­al awards and exu­ber­ant crit­i­cal and audi­ence respon­se. Richard Stanley, the sub­ject of the doc­u­men­tary, will be mak­ing rare US appear­ances at Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix dates along with Director David Gregory.

The the­atri­cal trail­er is now live:


The film­ing of the ill-fat­ed 1996 ver­sion of H. G. Welles’ THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU is the stuff of leg­end. For the first time since he was uncer­e­mo­ni­ous­ly escort­ed off his long­time dream project, Richard (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL) Stanley reveals in detail his spec­tac­u­lar orig­i­nal vision and how it was all ripped apart at the seams. Cast mem­bers includ­ing Fairuza Balk, Marco Hofschneider and Rob Morrow, exec­u­tives and pro­duc­ers Robert Shaye, Edward R. Pressman and Tim Zinnemann, con­cept artist Graham Humphreys, mem­bers of the Stan Winston Makeup Effects team as well as 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.


Theatrical engage­ments have been booked by David Szulkin.


2/7 and 2/11 San Francisco, CA, Roxie (SF Indie Fest) Richard Stanley and David Gregory Q&A (2/7 only) Tickets avail­able here

2/13 Philadelphia, PA, PhilaMOCA Tickets avail­able here

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 Tickets avail­able here

3/1 Winchester, VA, Alamo Drafthouse Winchester

3/6 and 3/7 Boston, MA, Coolidge Corner  Tickets avail­able here

3/6 — 3/8 Portland, OR, Hollywood Theater Tickets avail­able here

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


More loca­tions will be announced soon.