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The Flesh Eaters (1964)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  18 March 1964 (USA)
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A group of young adults are trapped on a desert island only to 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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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!

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The working title of the 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead was Night of the Flesh Eaters. The title was changed when its distributor, The Walter Reade Organization, expressed concern over confusion with The Flesh Eaters, released five years earlier. See more »

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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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Better than you might think...
22 March 2003 | by (Newfoundland, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is an updated for the 1960s version of the traditional late 30s-40s mad scientist tale but one with the surprising addition of gore, used very effectively for the time. Martin Kosleck here provides the mad scientist, a Nazi stereotype not uncommon to earlier eras. The Flesh Eaters themselves make for a memorable menace and the early scene with the two swimmers is an excellent bit of film making. The gigantic ones and their showdown with the hero at the end requires much suspension of disbelief but the monsters are also quite nasty-looking which makes for fun viewing if you're into seeing giant monsters. The final showdown actually reminds me a little of the film KRONOS.


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