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A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

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Major Heinrich Benedek
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Keith
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Ludwig
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Schweitz
David Lodge ...
Detective Inspector Phil Strickland (credit only)
Uta Levka ...
Jane
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Dr. David Sorel
Judy Bloom ...
Helen Bradford (as Judi Bloom)
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Detective Sgt. Jimmy Joyce
Kenneth Benda ...
Prof. Kingsmill
Marshall Jones ...
Konratz
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A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist. Written by Erik Adelfred <eca_97gr@edu.ats.dk>

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He's going to make somebody out of every BODY he meets! See more »


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Rated R for some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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13 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Vincent Price in interviews a number of years after the film was made, said he never understood the script at all. See more »

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The security camera footage is obviously not filmed by an actual security camera, as the image pans, zooms and cuts. See more »

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Fun but flawed
23 November 2006 | by (Much-Snogging-On-The-Green, East Yorkshire) – See all my reviews

Firmly set in the groovy swinging sixties of London this gloriously bonkers film, if nothing else, will have you glued to the screen to find out what the hell is going on. Part psycho film, part mad scientist film, part espionage thriller, part sci-fi it seems like two unconnected films stitched together, but it does come together at the end..well kind of.

There's a madman loose, trawling London's hippest night-club and killing young girls, who are subsequently found drained of blood. So the police, led by Alfred Marks (who must have gone to same police academy as Donald Pleasance's character from Death Line), set up a honey trap; meanwhile, somewhere else, some Russian/nazi types seemingly hell-bent on creating a 'master race' are going round the countryside shooting people, delivering Vulcan death grips and dabbling in a spot of torture. While this is going on, a jogger who collapsed at the beginning of the film, is disappearing limb by limb in a strange hospital, tended to by a mute nurse. Add to this Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (in a very brief role), vats of acid, a long car chase, the police seemingly constantly getting their heads kicked in by the vampiric psycho, Yutte Stensgaard (hooray!), the title song being sung over and over by Amen Corner in the night-club scenes and the mad scientist denouement just before his icky demise because of the police pathologist who didn't back off from the investigation when ordered by the government and you have it. It comes over at times as an adult version of the Avengers. This could have been a cult classic but somehow it falls short and the action scenes are crying out for a director with a surer hand and some snappy editing. Also there doesn't seem to be a lead character as the director switches between story threads at the drop of a hat and Cushing, Lee and Price are criminally wasted. But for all that it's a fun film and well worth a watch should you get a chance .


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