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The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

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Inspector Quennell
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Dr. Mallinger
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Clare
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Meg
David Griffin ...
William
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Sergeant Allan
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Britewell
Kevin Stoney ...
Granger
John Paul ...
Warrender
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Leslie Anderson ...
Coachman
Simon Cain ...
Gardener
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James
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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The Blood Lust of a FRENZIED VAMPIRE!

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16 May 1969 (USA)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Most of the cast complained about how small the sets were (this was an effort to save money). See more »

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During the first morgue scene the corpse, who's feet are visible, keeps wiggling his toes. See more »

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Vastly Underrated Film
6 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

A scientist (Robert Flemyng), working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form.

So, Peter Cushing has allegedly said this was his least favorite role or the film he considered his worst. This is taken from IMDb, and there is no source or exact quote. I can see why he might say that -- this is not the best Cushing role by any means. But it is far from a bad film. Tigon gets a rough break, being treated as the third best British horror studio (behind Hammer and Amicus), but this does not mean their films are awful.

Apparently Basil Rathbone was going to play the part of the scientist. I think the only good that would come from that would be a slight increase in star power. Flemyng handles the role very well, and I am hard-pressed to say Rathbone could have improved upon it in any way.


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