But alas, the brain implanted in the creature was abnormal. The creature is simple, really just a big child who doesn't understand right from wrong, only fear and anger. Of course, it inspires fear and anger in most of the adults it encounters.
The acting is typical of 30s movies, with the dialogue a bit stilted and the grander gestures of the post-silent era. Even so, it's dark and moody. The monster is more verbal and vocal than I'd recalled, and more sympathetic.
It's doubtful most of us would find it frightening today, but it's a must-see for cinephiles as one of the earliest in the horror genre.