MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,609 this week

Corruption (1968)

R  |   |  Horror  |  December 1968 (UK)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 539 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 46 critic

A doctor goes to extreme lengths--even murder--to restore the badly burned face of his fiance.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 127 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
 
a list of 133 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 21 titles
created 07 Jun 2012
 
a list of 173 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Corruption" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Corruption (1968)

Corruption (1968) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Corruption.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

The daughter in a family of werewolves decides to put an end to the family curse.

Director: Andy Milligan
Stars: Hope Stansbury, Jackie Skarvellis, Noel Collins
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An anthology of four short horror stories about people who visit Dr. Diabolo's fairground haunted-house attraction show.

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An isolated remote island community is threatened by an attack by tentacled silicates which liquefy and digest bone and tissue.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Peter Cushing, Edward Judd, Carole Gray
Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Incited by a disillusioned young man who has decided to flee from civilization, a group of 4 people go searching for freedom and happiness on an isolated island . When their boat goes ... See full summary »

Director: Amos Sefer
Stars: Asher Tzarfati, Shmuel Wolf, Lily Avidan
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Wanda Ventham
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A beautiful Italian woman is told by her black friend about the Carribean love god Jambaya who appears in the form of the snake. By the end of the movie, Cassini has decided to give herself... See full summary »

Director: Piero Vivarelli
Stars: Nadia Cassini, Beryl Cunningham, Sergio Tramonti
I, Monster (1971)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

In Medival England, a sadistic duke plots to kill off all the heirs to the throne of England so he can claim he title crown for himself.

Director: Andy Milligan
Stars: Gerald Jacuzzo, Susan Cassidy, Patricia Dillon
Certificate: GP Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

While mainland Britain shivers in deepest winter, the northern island of Fara bakes in the nineties. The boys at the Met station have no more idea what is going on than the regulars at the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Christopher Lee, Patrick Allen, Peter Cushing
The Risk (1960)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A government team researching cures for plague find their results put on the Official Secrets list. One of their number is so incensed by this that he lets the maimed and jealous companion ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Stars: Tony Britton, Virginia Maskell, Ian Bannen
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of Vietnam vets, tired of the depradations of the Mafia on their neighborhood, decide to take on the mob on their own terms--but by using a very different twist.

Director: Joe Tornatore
Stars: Mike Lane, Richard X. Slattery, Rockne Tarkington
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sir John Rowan
...
Lynn Nolan
Noel Trevarthen ...
Steve Harris
...
Val Nolan
David Lodge ...
Groper
Anthony Booth ...
Mike Orme
Wendy Varnals ...
Terry
...
Rik
Vanessa Howard ...
Kate
Marian Collins ...
Girl in the Flat (International version)
Jan Waters ...
Girl in the Flat (UK version)
Phillip Manikum ...
Georgie
Alexandra Dane ...
Sandy
Valerie Van Ost ...
Girl in the Train
Diana Ashley ...
Claire
Edit

Storyline

A surgeon discovers that he can restore the beauty to his girlfriend's scarred face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from their pituitary gland. However, the effects only last for a short time, so he has to kill more and more women. It is ultimately a killing spree which ends with considerable death and disaster. Written by Jonathon Dabell <barnabyrudge@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"Corruption" Is Not A Woman's Picture! Therefore: No Woman Will Be Admitted Alone To See This Super-Shock Film! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Carnage  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Perfect)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Foreign versions of this film replaced Jan Waters in the role of the first victim with Marianne Morris, who played the murder scene topless. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
British take on Eyes Without a Face
7 February 2008 | by (Beverley Hills, England) – See all my reviews

After reading the plot description, I was expecting a British take on the French classic 'Eyes Without a Face'. There's a great deal of Eyes Without a Face rip offs going around; Jess Franco's pair The Awful Dr Orloff and Faceless being among the best of them, and there's nothing wrong with basing a film around that premise; but Corruption doesn't bring much, if anything, new to it and that's a shame as considering the people involved, this could have been a lot better. The film does carry the British style well, although clearly it was a much cheaper production than a lot of the Hammer films. The plot focuses on Sir John Rowan, a doctor who finds himself in a precarious position after an accident involving his wife. Unfortunately, the accident left her badly burned, and feeling responsible; the doctor tries to do something about it. He discovers that if he extracts fluid from women's pituitary glands, he can restore his wife's face - however, the effects are only temporary, leading the doctor to murder again and again to keep his wife beautiful!

Corruption is directed by Robert Hartford-Davis, a capable if not brilliant director behind decent horror 'The Black Torment' as well as rubbish such as Incense of the Damned. As mentioned, it's obvious that Hartford-Davis didn't have much of a budget to work with, although his direction is competent enough, if not particularly enthralling. The film's big draw is, of course, Peter Cushing who takes the lead role as the murderous doctor. Being a horror fan, I am naturally a big fan of the legendary Peter Cushing and always enjoy watching his movies. He doesn't put in a particularly great performance here, although he is still good to watch. It's really a shame he isn't better since the role is quite meaty and could have been made more of. The film was released in 1968 and considering that, the gore is fairly shocking; although the film hasn't aged too well and not a lot of the budget was spent on special effects. The film doesn't stay completely interesting for the duration but it never slows to a standstill or becomes completely boring. I can't recommend anyone goes out of their way to track this one down; but it's worth seeing if you can find it.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Uncut/strong version? adriangr
This is a remake of 'La Cara del Terror' osanjose
For a UK DVD wherethemusictakesme
The DVD in Spain (**Spolier**) LyndaCryptKeeper
The New release from Grindhouse adriangr
Grindhouse release is not the strong version! adriangr
Discuss Corruption (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?