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The Mutations (1974)

Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

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Professor Nolter
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Lynch
Brad Harris ...
Brian Redford
Julie Ege ...
Hedi
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Burns
Scott Antony ...
Tony
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Lauren
Olga Anthony ...
Bridget
Lisa Collings ...
Prostitute
Joan Scott ...
Landlady
Toby Lennon ...
Tramp
John Wireford ...
Policeman
Eithne Dunne ...
Nurse
Tony Mayne ...
Dwarf Tony
Molly Tweedlie ...
Dwarf Molly
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Students have been going missing from the local college, and the one person who knows what's happened to them is Dr. Noller, a rogue biologist. Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, Noller wants to push things further by creating his own genetically engineered creations. Having already created some amazing specimins by mixing the DNA of plants and animals, the doctor has now set his sights higher, and want to work on modifying humans, as well. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature...... it can be HORRIFYING! EVEN TO THEM!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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25 September 1974 (USA)  »

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The Freakmaker  »

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According to Tom Baker, while filming he and Willie Ingram, who went by the stage name "Popeye" for his strange ability to make his eyes pop far out of their sockets, used to frequent a bar across the street between shooting scenes. During one such outing a waitress made it clear through her attitude that she didn't approve of Baker, who is white, being friends with Ingram who is black. So to get back at her Ingram would make his eyes pop out when she would pass the table causing her to completely freak out, and then go back to normal while he and Baker would pretend nothing happened as she tried to point it out to other waitresses and patrons. See more »

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Edited into Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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This one must be seen to believe
24 November 1998 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This film is a definite cult-classic and a follow up to Tod Brownings FREAKS. Perhaps a bit poorly made, but with real freaks like the Alligator Woman, Pop Eye and many more. Julie Ege, Norwegian scream queen, is starring and making the best of it. If you ever want to see the definite B-film from British cinema during the Seventies: This is the one to see. The film takes place at a travelling carnival which also features a freak show. Donald Pleasance is the mad professor who mutates plants with humans and then puts them on display. The results are horrific and so are the monsters that looks like a mixture of broccoli and humans. The film is odd to say the least and the actors try very hard to make it believable. This is a film with a strange mixture of science, horror and drama. It moves along a bit slow, but you won't be bored. The last of the real "freak films".


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