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The Corpse Grinders (1971)

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 ... See full summary »

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Monika Kelly ...
Sanford Mitchell ...
Landau
J. Byron Foster ...
Warren Ball ...
Ann Noble ...
Cleo
Vincent Barbi ...
Monk (as Vince Barbi)
Harry Lovejoy ...
The Neighbor
Earl Burnam ...
Mr. Desisto
Zena Foster ...
Mrs. Babcock
Ray Dannis ...
Mr. Babcock
Drucilla Hoy ...
Tessie
Charles Fox ...
Willie (as Charles 'Foxy' Fox)
Stephen Lester ...
The Mortician
William Kirschner ...
B.K. - Mort. Asst.
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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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Turns Bones and Flesh of Young Lovelies Into a Screaming Macabre Blood Death! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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21 April 1972 (West Germany)  »

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Night of the Howling Beast  »

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$47,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Re-released to theaters as "The Flesh Grinders" in 1980 on double and triple-feature bills, mostly in the Eastern U.S. It ran until 1985 and was often paired with Penitentiary, The Gates of Hell, Bloodeaters, Zombie, Massacre at Central High, The Rats Are Coming The Werewolves Are Here, Night of the Living Dead, Last House on the Left II, Meat Cleaver Massacre, Funeral Home, Nightmare, The Man With Two Heads and others. See more »

Quotes

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 This Filthy World (2006) See more »

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Cheesy!!
15 June 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Cheap effects and bad acting ruin what could have been a drive-in classic.

Warren Ball's over the top performance was amusing though. And did anyone notice Sanford Mitchell's constantly changing accent? I couldn't tell if he was supposed to be British or Brooklyn.

The machine itself was probably a trash picked fridge box.

Getting nearly all of the young actresses to do typical cheesecake poses kept this film from getting boring, but it didn't really help much.

The leads were OK. Only OK.

But this was a good idea that just was in the wrong hands. I wonder what a Romero or a Fulci could have done with this.

Worth one (and only one) look.


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