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Nathan Juran (story)
Nathan Juran (screenplay)
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Release Date:
January 1961 (UK) See more »
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A Monster created from the depths! See more »
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People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead. | Add synopsis »
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Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)
 (From Planet Fury. 26 December 2011, 12:28 PM, PST)

Horror Films on DVD & Blu-Ray Tuesday, October 18, 2011
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Doctor Blood's Coffin Finally Opening on DVD!
 (From Dread Central. 23 September 2011, 12:55 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Kieron Moore ... Dr. Peter Blood

Hazel Court ... Nurse Linda Parker
Ian Hunter ... Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
Kenneth J. Warren ... Sgt. Cook
Gerald Lawson ... Mr. G. F. Morton (as Gerald C. Lawson)
Fred Johnson ... Tregaye
Paul Hardtmuth ... Prof. Luckman
Paul Stockman ... Steve Parker, Linda's Husband
Andy Alston ... George Beale the Tunnel Expert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruth Lee ... Girl (uncredited)
John Romane ... Hanson (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
 
Writing credits
Nathan Juran (story) (as Jerry Juran)

Nathan Juran (screenplay) (as Jerry Juran)

James Kelley (adaptation) (as James Kelly) and
Peter Miller (adaptation)

Produced by
George Fowler .... producer
David E. Rose .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Buxton Orr 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Dade (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Antony Gibbs 
 
Art Direction by
Scott MacGregor  (as Scott Macgregor)
 
Costume Design by
Dulcie Midwinter 
 
Makeup Department
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Buddy Booth .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Comfort .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
William Galter .... sound mixer
Fred Ryan .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Les Bowie .... special effects (as Leslie Bowie)
Peter Neilson .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicolas Roeg .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical director
 
Other crew
Gladys Reeve .... continuity
 
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USA:92 min
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
right out of the dungeon ..., 24 October 2004
Author: Poe-17 from usa

Set in a "Cornish village" (high marks for any film of this vintage set in "a cornish village" - those cornish villages went through the mill in the middle years of horror), Dr. Blood's Coffin checks in as a Frankenstein -ish offering. Got your mad scientist tinkering with humans, more lurid and atmospheric lab scenes than the graphic and in your face stuff current movie viewers are used to.

Creepy scenes. In the old days, I loved movies that gave me one creepy scene that made closing my eyes to go to sleep a challenge.

Old horse, corny now but from that impossible to resist title to the whopper denouement, one of the knighted efforts to keep horror alive when 99% of cinema thought horror undignified and unworthy. If you like Freddy, Scream and Jason, you owe a nod of thanks (though not necessarily a viewing) to films like Dr. Blood. If you're a fan of creepier things like "The Ring" and remakes of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" or "Dawn of the Dead", you also owe a nod of thanks to films like this one. You guys, might even find the "loyalty to the cause" in a viewing of this film.

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