On the surface 1959's "Terror is a Man" is a minor B horror film. A deeper look at this quirky film reveals it is a nice mesh of "Creature from the Black Lagoon," "The Mummy," and "From Here to Eternity." Made in the Philippines, our film today has a suave mad scientist, a sultry damsel in much distress, a creature, and a schmuck hero. Furthermore, I was attracted to this film after our mad scientist antagonist stated his desire to "...bring about a modification of a species... lose traits of it's own and to take on characteristics of the new one. To speed up evolution." That is exactly what I'm doing in my basement laboratory. To think, someone imagined that in the late 1950s.