Victor Frawley, an eager young scientist, announces
to his fiancée, Elizabeth Lavenza, his discovery
of "the chemistry of life." Warned by family
and friends of the dangers of his invention, Victor
falls asleep while reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
and dreams the story of the novel, with himself as the
main character. Using his regenerative fluid, Victor
fashions a new breed of man, invincible but without
soul, whose brutality frightens away even his creator.
His life threatened, Victor reluctantly creates a monster
mate at the insistence of his "child." Fearing
the consequences of the coupling, however, Victor destroys
the mate, incurring the wrath of the lonely monster,
who kills the doctor's sister and friend in revenge.
The monster persists in his bloody destruction, murdering
Elizabeth, and finally drives Victor to his own death.
The dream over, Victor wakes, thankful for life, and
rushes to destroy his evil fluid.