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The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

G | | Horror | 16 May 1969 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Detective Inspector Quennell
Robert Flemyng ...
Dr. Carl Mallinger
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Clare Mallinger
Vanessa Howard ...
Meg Quennell
David Griffin ...
William Warrender
Glynn Edwards ...
Sgt. Allan
William Wilde ...
Frederick Britewell
Kevin Stoney ...
Granger
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Mr. Warrender
Russell Napier ...
Landlord
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Smiler - The Morgue Attendant
Leslie Anderson ...
Joe Trigger - Coachman
Simon Cain ...
Clem Withers - Gardener
Robert Cawdron ...
Chief Constable
Kenneth Colley ...
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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Robert Flemyng replaced Basil Rathbone. 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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This poor man's Hammer horror is reasonably entertaining b-grade hokum.
17 August 2003 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

I really had high hopes for 'The Blood Beast Terror'. An above average cast led by Hammer legend Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng ('The Terrible Dr. Hitchcock') and Wanda Ventham (of cult TV series 'UFO'), and produced by the same company that made the excellent 'Witchfinder General' and one of the best non-Hammer movies Cushing was ever involved with, 'The Creeping Flesh'. Surely this was going to be an overlooked gem? Sadly no. While it isn't an absolute waste of time, it's nowhere near as good as 'The Creeping Flesh' or any Hammer movie from the same period. It reminded me in many ways of 'The Reptile' but it was nowhere near as good. Cushing and Flemyng give it their best shot, but despite a few effective sequences, it never really takes off, and the disappointing climax really lets the movie down. For rabid Peter Cushing fans only. Otherwise stick with his Hammer work, 'The Creeping Flesh' and 'Horror Express'.


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