MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,007 this week

The Creeping Flesh (1973)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  1973 (UK)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,777 users  
Reviews: 54 user | 35 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 26 Oct 2011
 
a list of 412 titles
created 25 Feb 2013
 
a list of 176 titles
created 25 Apr 2013
 
a list of 173 titles
created 30 Sep 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Creeping Flesh (1973)

The Creeping Flesh (1973) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Creeping Flesh.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Roy Castle
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link. He brings the creature back to Europe aboard a ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Martín
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas
Horror | Sci-Fi | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. As skeptical customers are shown the greed and violence they're ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Jack Palance, Burgess Meredith, Beverly Adams
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Duffell
Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

England 1795: the young Catherine just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she's raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom, Patrick Magee
I, Monster (1971)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eight people are shrouded with the mystery behind the werewolf, and only one of them is! It's up to the viewer to find out!

Director: Paul Annett
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark
Asylum I (1972)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsing (a descendant of the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Gibson
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Already three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last months, looking like suicides. However after a mysterious accident of a bus with the last three trustees and 30 ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Diana Dors
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A travelling circus in 19th century France adopts and showcases a feral "wolf boy", who grows into adulthood only to kill the one-man band. He runs off to Paris, where he develops a jealous... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis
Stars: Peter Cushing, Ron Moody, Hugh Griffith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
James Hildern
...
Emmanuel Hildern
Lorna Heilbron ...
Penelope
George Benson ...
Waterlow
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Lenny
Duncan Lamont ...
Inspector
Harry Locke ...
Barman
Hedger Wallace ...
Doctor Perry
Michael Ripper ...
Carter
Catherine Finn ...
Emily
Robert Swann ...
Young Aristocrat
...
Young Doctor
Maurice Bush ...
Karl
Tony Wright ...
Sailor
Marianne Stone ...
Female Assistant
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1973 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Auferstehung des Grauens  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Freddie Francis took over from Don Sharp at short notice See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

James Hildern: I've got to get hold of that skeleton somehow.
Doctor Perry: Oh I don't know... There is the question of professional ethics.
James Hildern: Oh indeed, indeed... that is why I shall have to employ someone for whom ethics have no significance.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Lee & Cushing are great but the beautiful Heilbron steals the show
7 March 2012 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

In the late 19th century, scientist Emmanuel Hildern (Peter Cushing) returns home to London with a prehistoric skeleton that he acquired in Papua New Guinea. While cleaning the skeleton, he learns that water triggers a horrific reaction - reanimation. He slices off the finger, now covered in flesh, and preserves it for later experiments.

While having breakfast with his daughter, Penelope (the breathtaking Lorna Heilbron), Emmanuel reads a letter informing him of his wife's death. Unbeknowst to Penelope, her mother has been in an insane asylum since she was a little girl. Fearful that his wife's mental illness may be hereditary, Emmanuel has sheltered his daughter at their estate with only the servants to keep her company. She's not allowed outside, except for short walks within the gated premises.

Emmanuel travels to the institution where his wife died. He meets up with his half-brother, James (Christopher Lee), who happens to be the insane asylum's director and a competing scientist. Emmanuel was always the favorite of the two siblings, the one destined to achieve greatness, so it's with great pleasure that James tells him that he is in the running for the prestigious Richter Award. In addition, he will no longer fund Emmanuel's transcontinental trips.

I'm not familiar with most horror predating 1980. I rate this somewhere between 60%-70% (about a 6.5/10). I've never watched a movie, horror or other genre, with so much anticipation and dread for what may come. The climax is truly a frightening one. The suspense is nail-biting! Lee and Cushing are great but it's the beautiful Heilbron who steals the show. I want to watch more films she stars in.

I recommend this to horror fans who want to explore the classics. No gore, torture, or loud music cues to instill a false sense of fear. I liked it!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Favorite Hammer Film saburns1
Looking for rare UK DVD Anita0268
Penelope's Hair! jann-6
LORNA HEILBRON Edwardslcn
lee got top billing zyggums
Do you think they really tortured that monkey? zyggums
Discuss The Creeping Flesh (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?