Look the windows! Chain the door! The Brute Man has escaped from the Sanatorium. Hes on a rampage, wreaking havoc, spreading panic and taking wholesale revenge by murdering those he holds responsible for his predicament. The Brute Man is totally insane and hes crazy about murder. His hideous face will scare you to death. Will they catch him before its too late? Can they hold him at all?
Classic "B" film tells the tale of Hal Moffat, a college student disfigured in a laboratory accident. Years later, he escapes from a mental hospital and begins killing those who are responsible. Star Rondo Hatton, who suffered from the disease acromegaly, was called upon to play monsters and villains without the the aid of makeup due to his condition- which causes deformation of the tissues of the head, hands and feet.
Hal Moffat, disfigured in a school lab accident, takes revenge on those he considers responsible for his condition. At the same time, he attempts to raise funds to cure the blindness of the kindly pianist who takes him in -- even if he has to resort to robbery and murder to do so.
The once-handsome Rondo Hatton, star of "The Brute Man", was diagnosed with acromegaly in his early twenties -- a disease that causes gross disfigurement by enlarging the bones in the face, hands, and feet. Hatton died before the release of "The Brute Man," the last in a series of B-movie roles as monsters and heavies.