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The Reptile (1966)

Unrated  |   |  Horror  |  6 April 1966 (USA)
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Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Noel Willman ...
Dr. Franklyn
Jennifer Daniel ...
Valerie Spalding
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Harry George Spalding
Jacqueline Pearce ...
Anna Franklyn
Michael Ripper ...
Tom Bailey
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Mad Peter
Marne Maitland ...
The Malay
David Baron ...
Charles Edward Spalding
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
The Vicar
Harold Goldblatt ...
The Solicitor
George Woodbridge ...
Old Garnsey
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Harry Spalding and his wife Valerie inherit a cottage in a small country village after his brother mysteriously dies. The locals are unfriendly and his neighbor Dr. Franklyn (a doctor of theology) suggests they leave. They decide to stay only to find that a mysterious evil plagues the community. Written by H P Holley

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What strange power made her half woman - half snake? See more »

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6 April 1966 (USA)  »

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A Mulher-Serpente  »

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Roy Ashton's makeup for the creature included appliances created from a mold taken of real snakeskin. See more »

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Referenced in Five Million Years to Earth (1967) See more »

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Sitar Music
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Traditional
Arranged by Philip Martell
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Superb horror film from Hammer.
18 August 2008 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A small village in England which is terrorized by a horrible creature:part woman-part reptile.A captain Harry quickly discovers that several locals have been killed by mysterious snake bites,something which is also found to have been the cause of his brother death.It seems that Dr Franklyn's daughter Anna was abducted by a snake cult Franklyn was researching in Borneo and now periodically transforms into a snake creature."The Reptile" was actually shot back-to-back with another John Gilling's horror classic "Plague of the Zombies".The reptile attack pattern is even identical to the vampire's and the random killings are creepy enough.The film is quite moody and very subtle,so don't expect any gore.The plot moves swiftly and the direction is effective in creating suspense and menacing atmosphere.9 out of 10.


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