Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

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Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
Lost Soul The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau.jpg
Directed byDavid Gregory
Produced byCarl Daft
David Gregory
Written byDavid Gregory
StarringRichard Stanley
Fairuza Balk
Rob Morrow
Robert Shaye
Hugh Dickson
Oli Dickson
Music byMark Raskin
CinematographyJim Kunz
Edited byDouglas Buck
Release date
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau is a 2014 documentary that was directed by David Gregory.[1] The film had its world premiere at the London FrightFest Film Festival on August 24, 2014, and covers Richard Stanley's experiences while he conceived and developed the project, as well as his time as director for the 1996 film The Island of Dr. Moreau and the aftermath of his departure and the effect it had on the cast, crew, and overall film.[2]


In Lost Soul Gregory looks at the filming of The Island of Dr. Moreau, specifically the period during which director Richard Stanley spent on the project. Stanley was brought on to the project early but was fired only a few days after principal photography began and was replaced by John Frankenheimer. The documentary looks into Stanley's vision for the film, as he had spent years working on the movie's script and had intended for Bruce Willis to star as Edward Douglas, a role that was later given to David Thewlis. Lost Soul features interviews with several people involved with the movie's production and focuses on various aspects of the film, including numerous changes to the script and the difficulties the cast and crew members had to deal with on the set.[3]



Critical reception for Lost Soul has been positive and the film has received praise from Nerdly and Shock Till You Drop,[4] with the latter describing it as a "must see".[5] IGN rated Lost Soul favorably and summed it up as "a no-holds-barred making of documentary that proves that fact really is stranger than fiction."[3]


The film premiered as part of the London FrightFest Film Festival on 24 August 2014.[6] The film screened at the IFI's Horrorthon 2014 in Dublin, Ireland [7] In the United States premiered in a limited screening in February 2015,[8] with a start in Austin, Texas on 25 February and an end on 30 March in Scottsdale, Arizona.[9] It was also part of Phoenix International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival and screened on 30 March 2015 in the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre in Arizona.[10]

See also[edit]

Other documentaries about troubled movie productions:


  1. ^ Collis, Clark. "Poster for 'Island of Dr. Moreau' doc 'Lost Soul' is manimal crackers". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  2. ^ Mack, Andrew. Check Out This Sweet Poster For LOST SOUL - THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY¹S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. Twitch Film. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  3. ^ a b Tilly, Chris. "JUNGLE FEVER". IGN. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  4. ^ Wheat, Phil. "Frightfest 2014: 'Lost Soul' Review". Nerdly. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  5. ^ Turek, Ryan. "FrightFest Review: Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau". STYD. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  6. ^ World Premiere LostSoulRichardfStanleyBarbaraSteele
  7. ^ http://www.ifi.ie/film/ifi-horrorthon-lost-soul-the-doomed-journey-of/
  8. ^ Trailer, theatrical dates revealed for “MOREAU” documentary “LOST SOUL”
  9. ^ Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau: Theatrical
  10. ^ Phoenix Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival Full Line-up Announced

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