Introduction On Racism Epigraphs A History of the Pulps A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Glossary and Character Taxonomy Breakdown by Country of Origin Bibliography Table of Contents The Best of the Encyclopedia
Balaoo. Balaoo was created by Gaston Leroux (Cheri-Bibi, Eliphas de Saint-Elme de Taillebourg de la Nox, Captain Hyx, Theophraste Longuet, Benedict Masson, Mysterious King, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph Rouletabille) and appeared in the story serial “Balaoo” (Le Matin, Oct. 9-Dec. 18, 1912; as a novel, 1912). Balaoo was made into a film serial in 1913.
Balaoo is a missing link who is transformed, by Professor Saint-Aubin, into a half-human, half-animal creature. Balaoo escapes from Saint-Aubin. A friend of Balaoo’s, an ape named Gabriel, begins kidnapping women, for which Balaoo is blamed. Eventually Gabriel is lured into a trap and is killed. Balaoo and Professor Saint-Aubin flee to Java.
Introduction / Table of Contents / Annotations / Blog / Books / Patreon / Twitter / Contact me