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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Nicky Henson ... Tom Latham

Mary Larkin ... Abby Holman
Ann Michelle ... Jane Pettibone
Roy Holder ... Bertram
Denis Gilmore ... Hatchet
Miles Greenwood ... Chopped Meat
Peter Whitting ... Gash
Rocky Taylor ... Hinky

Robert Hardy ... Chief Inspector Hesseltine
Patrick Holt ... Sergeant
Alan Bennion ... Constable

John Levene ... Constable

Beryl Reid ... Mrs. Latham

George Sanders ... Shadwell
Jacki Webb ... Mother
David Millett ... Father
Linda Gray ... Grandmother
Andrew Laurence ... Grandfather
Roy Evans ... Motorist

Bill Pertwee ... Publican

Seretta Wilson ... Stella
Denis Carey ... Coroner's Assistant
Stanley Stewart ... Petrol Pump Attendent
Lane Meddick ... Mr. Pettibone
June Brown ... Mrs. Pettibone
Ann Murray ... Motorist
Fiona Kendall ... Monica
Ernest C. Jennings ... Blind Man
Martin Boddey ... Coroner

Heather Wright ... Girl with Parcels
Penny Leatherbarrow ... Woman in Police Station
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marc Boyle ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Cooper ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Cliff Diggins ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Romo Gorrara ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
James Payne ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Roy Scammell ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jack Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
Jeff Silk ... Riding the motor-cycles (uncredited)
John Tatum ... Crime Scene Spectator (uncredited)
Larry Taylor ... Lorry Driver (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arnaud d'Usseau 
Julian Zimet  (as Julian Halevy)

Produced by
Andrew Donally .... producer
Original Music by
John Cameron 
Cinematography by
Ted Moore 
Film Editing by
Richard Best 
Art Direction by
Maurice Carter 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Campbell 
Costume Design by
Jean Fairlie 
Makeup Department
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
Production Management
Frank Bevis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Langley .... assistant director
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound recordist
Bob Jones .... sound recordist
Colin Miller .... sound editor
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (as Patrick Moore)
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator
Cliff Deakins .... stunts
Jack Cooper .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jack Silk .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Kindred .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
Other crew
Phyllis Townshend .... continuity
James Payne .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Psychomania" - UK (original title)
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85 min | UK:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

During a BBC interview, Nicky Henson said that he has always thought the film was terrible and only decided to be in it because he thought no one would ever see it. He was surprised to find himself being interviewed about it 40 years later.See more »
Anachronisms: One of the chase scenes where the bikes are followed around a road, pre 1959 road markings are seen. While it is possible older style UK road markings were still in existence in 1972, they would not have been on main roads. This probably confirms that the road used was a test track for motor vehicles rather than national highways.See more »
Jane Pettibone:It's easy to kill live people.See more »
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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
a delightful, kitschy film, 1 January 2003
Author: Eileen McHenry from Matango Island West

This is a movie you cannot watch without smiling due to its many kitschy, laughable elements. The only son of a wealthy old English family of frog-worshippers heads a bike gang called the Living Dead that discovers how to come back from the Great Beyond by wishing really, really hard. Hijinks ensue as the bikers kill themselves one by one and come back, ready to commit better mayhem than they ever could when alive because now they are indestructible. The story features unbelievably short skirts on all the girls; a hippy folk song about the glory of living and dying as a biker; young moms being terrorized by the Living Dead as they push prams in their go-go boots and hot pants; interior decor that inspired the makers of 'Austin Powers;' and arcane frog-worship ceremonies that ultimately lead to the undoing of the gang. Never a dull moment.

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