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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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Furesshu itazu: Hito kui monsuta no shima  »

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The Flesh Eaters used a very William Castle like exploitation gimmick; plastic packets of "instant blood" were given out to each patron as they entered the theatre in case they were attacked by flesh eaters. 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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References Gunga Din (1939) See more »

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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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Great fun
18 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Shucks, if you're looking for credibility and good acting, of =course= this is the wrong kind of movie! Myself, I watch a film like "The Flesh Eaters" precisely because it is implausible, even cruddy, and chock-full of overripe performances ... and further, of those delicious moments that "a serious film" or "a Hollywood moom pitcher" would never dare attempt.

And Martin Kosleck is always fun to watch. Check out his mini-bio and see if he doesn't deserve your immediate respect, even if he spent most of his U.S. career acting in junk.


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