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The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 March 1964 (USA)
A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

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Prof. Peter Bartell
Byron Sanders ...
Grant Murdoch
Barbara Wilkin ...
Jan Letterman
Rita Morley ...
Laura Winters
Ray Tudor ...
Omar
Christopher Drake ...
Matt
Darby Nelson ...
Jim
Rita Floyd ...
Radio Operator
Warren Houston ...
Cab Driver (scenes deleted)
Barbara Wilson ...
Ann
Ira Lewis ...
Freddy Miller
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Storyline

An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result certainly give our heroes a run for their money - and lives. Written by Howard Clegg

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Behind this Membrane...You Will Be Driven To a Point...Midway Between Life and Death! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Furesshu itazu: Hito kui monsuta no shima  »

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(Westrex Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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While filming on location at Montauk, New York, a real hurricane destroyed the sets and equipment. Production was delayed for a year and the cost rose from $60,000 to $105,000. See more »

Quotes

Omar: Hey! Wonder what makes 'em do it? You think they want the world to hate 'em? They wanna be punished because of some guilt complex? Hey - you think maybe they just kooky?
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"It's a Wonder'
Written by Gloria Shayne (as Gloria Regney) and Julian Stein
Sung by Anita Ellis
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"Man! What a way to go!"
8 October 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly effective low-budget horror film about a creep (Martin Kosleck) on an isolated island trying to replicate Nazi experiments with flesh-eating organisms. A pilot transporting an alcoholic actress and her assistant is forced to make an emergency landing on the island and business picks up from there. A good B horror flick with some nice cinematography and special effects that were gory for the time. Despite its budgetary limitations it's pretty neat. Most of the movie takes place in one location, on a beach. Several moments of unintended hilarity, such as Byron Sanders' character talking about his ex ("I actually loved that little tramp.") or every scene involving Ray Tudor's beatnik (I'm comin', my people, I'm comin'!"). Sexy Barbara Wilkin has a nice scene taking off her shirt to help bandage Sander's wound. Tame by today's standards of course. Martin Kosleck is good fun as the mad scientist and the rest of the cast is enjoyable enough. Worth a look even if it isn't going to change your life.


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