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Venus Flytrap (1970)

Body of the Prey (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi
A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

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Noriko Hanamura
Edward M. Shannon ...
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A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

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The credits on the version of this movie which exists today are actually for the movie Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968) and bear no relation to this film. This comes from when they were originally intended to be released as a double feature. See more »

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From personal travel experience to Japan customs, like most other countries, would not allow a passenger to bring in live plants (Venus Flytrap), fruits, or soil into their country. See more »

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Dr. Bragan: How in the hell can anybody be so utterly stupid as to build a rocket base on the coast of Florida?
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Ed's lost killer plant movie
26 January 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This obscure little sci-fi horror is in all honestly atrocious. Good old Ed Wood wrote the screenplay for it and it's certainly down to his usual standards. Although I think if Wood had directed the film then it would have been a lot more fun, as his films generally have a delirious energy that makes them for the most part entertaining and memorable. The Revenge of Dr. X sadly is neither entertaining nor especially memorable. It's pacing is way off, as the film drags on uneventfully. And, even though the central plant monster is severely stupid in an agreeable way, whenever it attacks anyone in the film the screen just goes red in an effort to avoid any further special effects (i.e. blood and gore). Clearly this is a mistake as this dreary little movie could have done with something to enliven the proceedings. Instead, for the most part, we have a plot that basically consists of a scientist who looks like Russ Meyer developing a Venus flytrap monster. Sexploitation king Meyer himself would have approved of the scene where our scientist hero meets some topless Japanese girls on the beach; but wacky scenes like this just don't make up for the endless tedium that constitutes the majority of this movie's running time. Maybe the only truly memorable aspect of this film is the fact that the title is misleading and meaningless beyond comprehension.


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