"Come alive! yelled Mr. Dark's mouth"
Bradbury probably intended this scene, and particularly this line, in which an evil genius tries desperately to revive a figure of dead or dying flesh with powerful jolts of electricity, to evoke the famous scene in James Whale’s 1931 film “Frankenstein,” when Dr. Henry Frankenstein, played by Colin Clive, brings the creature played by Boris Karloff to life. Here, it’s not clear whether Mr. Dark is as successful as Dr. Frankenstein.