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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Kosleck ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Curtis ... Radio Deejay (voice) (uncredited)
Arnold Drake ... Pete's Beat Singer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Curtis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnold Drake  screenplay

Produced by
Bernard Cherin .... associate producer
Jack Curtis .... producer
Arnold Drake .... producer
Terry Van Tell .... producer (as Terry Curtis)
Original Music by
Julian Stein 
Cinematography by
Carson Davidson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Radley Metzger 
Production Management
Lyn Fairhurst .... production manager
Sound Department
Martin Garcia .... sound engineer
Radley Metzger .... sound
Laverne Owens .... sound effects
Robert Sherwood .... sound rerecordist
Special Effects by
Roy Benson .... special effects
Lyn Fairhurst .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Carroll .... camera operator
Fred Portnow .... assistant camera
Music Department
Noel Regney .... orchestrator (as Nöel Regney)
Other crew
Evan J. Aivton .... technical advisor

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)
Greece:K-13 | UK:12 (2004) | UK:X (1968) | USA:Unrated

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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 »
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?See more »
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References Gunga Din (1939)See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A Minimasterpiece, 15 November 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

Truth to tell, I had not heard of this movie until recently, but after reading several laudatory reviews in various film books, and after hearing a coworker buddy of mine rave about it, I quickly put it at the very top of my list of films to rent. And boy, am I ever glad I did! "The Flesh Eaters" (1964), as it turns out, is nothing less than a horror minimasterpiece; a genuine sleeper whose relative obscurity may soon change, thanks to this crisp-looking DVD from the fine folks at Dark Sky. In it, an alcoholic actress, her hotty blonde assistant and their hunky-dude plane pilot are forced to land on a barren island near NY's Long Island, right before a hurricane. There, they encounter a scientist played by Martin Kosleck, who is working with the teensy critters that give this film its name. Kosleck, a German Jew who nonetheless excelled at portraying weasly Nazi types throughout the '40s, is superb in the lead role, but then again, all the actors in this film are surprisingly fine. The film also boasts beautiful, high-contrast B&W photography, utilizing bizarre camera angles and point-of-view shots; some highly effective gross-out scenes; and some truly original-looking monsters, both large and small. The film gets wilder and wilder as it proceeds,and offers some real surprises toward the end. Thus, this little independent shocker is just dynamite, and a real find for the jaded horror fan. It's also suitable for the kiddies...say, from 10 and up. It'll warp them a little, but they won't soon forget it, and will probably rave about it to THEIR coworkers one day...

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