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The Creeping Flesh (1973)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1973 (UK)
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A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »

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James Hildern
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Emmanuel Hildern
Lorna Heilbron ...
Penelope
George Benson ...
Waterlow
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Lenny
Duncan Lamont ...
Inspector
Harry Locke ...
Barman
Hedger Wallace ...
Doctor Perry
Michael Ripper ...
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Emily
Robert Swann ...
Young Aristocrat
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Maurice Bush ...
Karl
Tony Wright ...
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Marianne Stone ...
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A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones unleashing a malevolent being on the scientist's family and friends. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Auferstehung des Grauens  »

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The final film of Harry Locke. See more »

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When Emmanuel comes in out of the heavy rainstorm, his hair is dry and his cloak shows only a few wet spots. See more »

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Emmanuel Hildern: Now, listen to this in relation to what happened last night when I was cleaning the skeleton. It's about the primitive people of New Guinea today who believe that their ancestors were a race of giants who carried on a titanic war between good and evil when the world was created. When the Evil One shall be exposed, the Sky Father shall weep. Weep, Waterlow! That means rain! Water! Weep for the departure of Paradise from the Earth. And his tears - water again, do you see? - his tears, falling ...
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One of Tigon's best films
2 April 2005 | by (French Polynesia) – See all my reviews

Tigon was one of the top English Horror film producers of it's era. This, I believe was their last horror film release. It is well produced, acted, directed,scored and pretty much top drawer in all departments especially at a time when the horror boom had peaked and production qualities were slipping. The plot is Lovecraft like in terms of it revolving around previous race being discovered and evil being considered as a scientific problem not a religious one. One of the best things about the script is that the back stories of the characters all figure into the monster story as it evolves in clever and even kind of meaningful ways. Lee and Cushing are both in good form here as is the uneven director Freddie Francis who shows enough horror to make it work without showing too much to give away the limits of his budget. He knows when to move the camera, when to cut, etc. The monster is memorable as is the music score. Lots of fun, this film, but not in a stupid way. The recent DVD release is no frills but features a good looking and sounding version of the film. If you like British period horror films and HP LOVECRAFT definitely find and enjoy this well made and very well written film.


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