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The Blood Beast Terror -- A classic monster movie directed by Vernon Sewell, THE BLOOD BEAST TERROR is set in motion when mutilated bodies begin appearing in the English countryside drained of blood. Horror icon Peter Cushing stars as Detective Inspector Quennell, brought in to investigate the deaths. But the deeper he digs, the bloodier the violence, until he discovers a terrifying truth revealed in the gruesome finale.
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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 »
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(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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Far BELOW the British horror standard from that time... 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 
 
Casting by
Freddie Vale (uncredited)
 
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
Barbara Whittaker .... hairdresser (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ricky Howard .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Pollard .... assistant director
Drummond Riddell .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Len Harvey .... construction manager
Freda Pearson .... set dresser
Ron Bates .... carpenter (uncredited)
Tony Boon .... stagehand (uncredited)
Bert Eversfield .... painter (uncredited)
Peter Joyce .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Maurice Stewart .... props (uncredited)
Bill Tibbs .... production buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alan Hogben .... sound mixer
Dennis Lanning .... dubbing editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
Alan Lavender .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roger Dicken .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Alloway .... focus puller
Norman Jones .... camera operator
Bob Cockburn .... grip (uncredited)
George Pimm .... electrician (uncredited)
Chris Reynolds .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Deryck Whittaker .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
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
Sandra Bloom .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Vivien Duret .... production secretary (uncredited)
Arnold Fletcher .... production accountant (uncredited)
Frank Law .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Far BELOW the British horror standard from that time..., 28 June 2004
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

You'll have to agree about one aspect of this movie…these British scriptwriters sure knew how to think up appealing titles! Look at this: blood + beast + terror … Separately, these three words already make every horror lover slaver. Together, they form the title to a seemly indispensable horror film. Sadly, this is a very wrong perception. The Blood Beast Terror is not a vital British horror picture. Especially not compared to so many other titles from that era. Although the plot of this film features a few promising and creative aspects (the still unknown universe of insects!), it develops itself very slow and tediously. The twists near the end don't really offer any surprises or innovative elements. Certainly not if you're familiar with the more famous Hammer monster movies like `The Reptile'. Peter Cushing stars as a cop investigating murders that are seemly committed by a giant death's head moth. Dr. Mallinger (Robert Flamyng) and the stunningly beautiful female resident in his mansion are behaving suspiciously, so Cushing goes undercover in rural Britain. His cute daughter and a bug-worshiping nerd accompany him. There's absolutely no tension to detect in this film. Maybe that's partially due to the far-fetched plot, but I rather blame the tame directing-skills of Vernon Sewell and the truly limited depth of this film. The characters in `Blood Beast Terror' are weak and uninteresting, while the make-up effects are downright ludicrous. The transformation-sequences that turn wench into moth are really, really cheap! And yes, I do keep in mind that the film is over 35 years old now. Even then, the special effects look stupid, mind you! In the same year of 1968, the production company (Tigon Productions) released `The Witchfinder General' starring Vincent Price. That film is at least a dozen times better and one of the most atmospheric movies I ever saw. A proof that the Hammer studios weren't the only ones who were able to create timeless, compelling horror. My advice: skip this one and continue your search for the more essential golden Brit-horrorfilms.

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