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A violent criminal called The Butcher (Lon Chaney Jr.) is executed and then brought back to life by a scientist using electricity. The Butcher becomes an invulnerable mute and seeks vengeance upon those who caused his execution.

Film historian Tom Weaver wrote an excellent book about the film as Volume #2 of his ''Scripts from the Crypt'' series (following hot on the heels of Volume #1, ''Film/TheHideousSunDemon''), featuring extensive background information about the film as well the script.

For the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode see ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E09TheIndestructibleMan here]]''.
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!!! "300,000 Tropes of Terror!"

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: One of the later areas Benton gets chased to.
* {{BFG}}: Once the police track Benton down to the sewer, and realize that bullets have little effect on him, they break out the standard police-issue flamethrower and bazooka.
* BodyHorror: Benton after his indestructibility starts wearing a little thin.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FailOSuckyName: Lt. Dick Chasen.
* {{Fanservice}}: Lots of shots of Eva and Marjorie in their stripper outfits.
* LadyDrunk: The old lady in the BadGuyBar.
* MadeOfIron: The Butcher after the operation.
* MinskyPickup: Used by one of the burlesque dancers while chatting with another.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Butcher Benton.
* NighInvulnerability: "Nigh" being the important word here. The Butcher looks noticeably the worse for wear after a flamethrower to the face and a bazooka to the gut.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[TheSpeechless Minus the roaring.]]
* ShowSomeLeg: Benton runs across an attractive young lady next to her broken down car. Turns out she was being used as a bit of bait for the driver, a somewhat slimeball carney. Sure, the car was actually broken down, but the guy knew the girl would be better at attracting help.
* TheSpeechless: Butcher Benton after his resurrection.
* [[HookerWithAHeartOfGold Stripper With a Heart of Gold]]: Eva
* ThousandYardStare: Seen in a witness as she's talking to the police about her encounter with The Butcher. Joel and the 'bots become agitated when she goes a long time without blinking.