The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated  |   |  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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Release Date:

18 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Moderately Amusing
17 April 2000 | by (The Land of Mortis) – See all my reviews

This is an early gore flick and is moderately amusing as both a horror film and unintentional comedy. The dialouge is ridiculous tripe, the actors aren't actually capable of acting, and the character's schemes are chock full of holes but this film manages to pull off some good old school gore (especially the scenes where the mad doctor gets it and the pilot's leg starts to get chewed off. The pacing isn't too bad, but overall this film just doesn't leave much of an impression.

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