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Director:
Writer:
Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Release Date:
16 May 1969 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Blood Lust of a FRENZIED VAMPIRE!
Plot:
A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
Ten Tigon Tales of Terror
 (From Shadowlocked. 18 February 2014, 3:39 AM, PST)

Peter Cushing: A centenary celebration
 (From Shadowlocked. 28 May 2013, 2:02 PM, PDT)

Celebrate 100 Years Of Peter Cushing On The Horror Channel!
 (From The Hollywood News. 5 May 2013, 6:31 AM, PDT)

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What a load of moth balls. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Cushing ... Detective Inspector Quennell
Robert Flemyng ... Dr. Carl Mallinger

Wanda Ventham ... Clare Mallinger
Vanessa Howard ... Meg Quennell
David Griffin ... William Warrender
Glynn Edwards ... Sgt. Allan
William Wilde ... Frederick Britewell
Kevin Stoney ... Granger

John Paul ... Mr. Warrender
Russell Napier ... Landlord
Roy Hudd ... Smiler - The Morgue Attendant
Leslie Anderson ... Joe Trigger - Coachman
Simon Cain ... Clem Withers - Gardener
Robert Cawdron ... Chief Constable
Kenneth Colley ... James
Beryl Cooke ... Housekeeper
Roy Evans ... 2nd Porter
Joan Ingram ... Cook
David Lyell ... 2nd Student
John Scott Martin ... Snaflebum
William Maxwell ... 1st Porter
Michael Mundell ... 1st Student (as Mike Mundell)
Norman Pitt ... Police Doctor
Malcolm Rogers ... Dr. Elliott
Drew Russell ... P.C. Smith
Honor Shepherd ... Senior Housemaid
Robin Wentworth ... Starkadder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnold L. Miller ... Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Vernon Sewell 
 
Writing credits
Peter Bryan (screenplay)

Produced by
Arnold L. Miller .... producer
Tony Tenser .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Ferris 
 
Cinematography by
Stanley A. Long (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Howard Lanning 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Woods 
 
Set Decoration by
Freda Pearson 
 
Costume Design by
Marie Feldwick 
 
Makeup Department
Henry Montsash .... hairdresser
Rosemarie McDonald Peattie .... make-up artist
 
Production Management
Ricky Howard .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Pollard .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Len Harvey .... construction manager
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Alan Hogben .... sound mixer
Dennis Lanning .... dubbing editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Roger Dicken .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Alloway .... focus puller
Norman Jones .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Feldwick .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Marion Curren .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Ferris .... conductor
 
Other crew
Pat O'Donnell .... production secretary
Eve Wilson .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood" - USA
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Runtime:
88 min | USA:80 min (dvd release)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Canada:AA (Ontario) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | Italy:VM14 (DVD) | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X | UK:12 (DVD re-rating) (2004) | USA:G

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Robert Flemyng reportedly hated working on the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end of the movie, Sergeant Allan fires 7 shots from a single-action pistol without reloading.See more »

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What a load of moth balls., 20 December 2012
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

In the late 60s, Tigon British Film Productions set out to emulate the success of Hammer Studios, whose popular werewolf, vampire, mummy and Frankenstein's monster movies had helped them to corner the market in lavish Gothic horror. Rather than go up against these traditional heavyweights of the genre, Tigon's first monster movie, the intriguingly titled The Blood Beast Terror, featured an entirely original creation, but one that was destined to fail—it is, after all, rather difficult to be afraid of something quite so bloody silly as a giant killer moth!

Despite the presence of seasoned Hammer performer Peter Cushing, and a decent supporting cast including Robert Flemyng, Glynn Edwards (Dave from TV's 'Minder'), comedian Roy Hudd, and babes Vanessa Howard and Wanda Ventham, the film is a total disaster, with Peter Bryan's script delivering very little in the way of surprises, the weak direction from Vernon Sewell (The Curse of the Crimson Altar) resulting in an uneven pace and zero atmosphere, and the ridiculous titular creature—furry of face, with big, red, multi-faceted eyes and feathery antennae—eliciting more laughs than screams of terror.

3.5 out of 10, generously rounded up to 4 for IMDb.

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