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The Corpse Grinders (1971)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Howard Glass
Monika Kelly ...
Angie Robinson
Sanford Mitchell ...
J. Byron Foster ...
Warren Ball ...
Ann Noble ...
Vincent Barbi ...
Monk (as Vince Barbi)
Harry Lovejoy ...
The Neighbor
Earl Burnam ...
Mr. Desisto
Zena Foster ...
Mrs. Babcock
Ray Dannis ...
Mr. Babcock
Drucilla Hoy ...
Charles Fox ...
Willie (as Charles 'Foxy' Fox)
Stephen Lester ...
The Mortician
William Kirschner ...
B.K. - Mort. Asst.


When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a taste for human flesh, and tabbies are tearing out throats all over town. Written by Ray Hamel

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cat | human flesh | food | pet food | corpse | See more »


the Corpse Grinders Turn bones and flesh into screaming, savage blood death! See more »


Comedy | Horror


R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 April 1972 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Night of the Howling Beast  »

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$47,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Released in the U.S. as the main attraction in a triple-feature package with The Embalmer (1965) (US title: The Embalmer, original title: Il mostro di Venezia) and The Undertaker and His Pals (1966). See more »


Caleb's wifey: [watching Caleb bring another body in the back door of their house] Oh not another one!
Caleb: What are you babbling about?
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Referenced in Final Exam (1981) See more »

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Really not THAT bad.
13 August 2010 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Of course this is not a great movie but as far as these sort of movies go, this movie really isn't the worst thing you'll ever see.

As a matter of fact, the movie is still being quite an amusing one. If you're into this cheap kind of B-horror from the '70's, you'll surely find plenty of redeeming qualities in this movie.

The story, the acting, the directing, its looks really isn't half as bad as you would expect from a movie like this. Only thing is that it's such a messy movie. The concept of the movie is in itself quite good and amusing but the way it's being told gets quite confusing and messy at times. You'll have an hard time keeping track on things and you're constantly wondering who all of these characters are and what is exactly happening.

But simple fact remains that I have seen this sort of movie done so many times before and most of them are really far worse in its execution and eventual end result than this one. Therefore I just can't rate this movie as poorly as those others, also not in the least because I was still quite entertained by it all.


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