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The Creeping Flesh (1973)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (UK)
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 ...
Carter
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Emily
Robert Swann ...
Young Aristocrat
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Young Doctor
Maurice Bush ...
Karl
Tony Wright ...
Sailor
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 last film of George Benson. 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 »

Quotes

James Hildern: Unfortunately, in the state of society as it exists today, we are not permitted to experiment on human beings. Normal human beings.
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References The Skull (1965) See more »

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A great classic horror movie
14 July 2000 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of ancient horror stories, don't miss this one! This is not a movie with a lot of blood and gore or violence, but simply a well-intentioned thriller with decidedly horrifying overtones. Freddie Francis' direction is atmospheric, imaginative and highly absorbing. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are giving one of their best performances in a story of archaeology gone berserk. A startling musical score from Paul Ferris and well written screenplay make this a true horror classic.


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