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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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Tota Kondo ...
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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 »


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 »


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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Okay, NOW I get it......
7 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie last night in a state of total confusion. The opening credits read "Directed by Eddie Romero" and some other guy and "Starring John Ashley and Angelique Pettyjohn" so like any devoted B movie fan I was expecting lots of fun Blood Island Hijinks. The movie starts and it feels like a Larry Buchanan epic on a (slightly) bigger budget, but minutes drag by with excruciating slowness and there's no sign of the putative stars. Next thing you know we're in Japan and some mad scientist is trying to create humanoid life from a Venus flytrap in a scene that looks like a cross between FRANKENSTEIN and THE MUTATIONS. And all to background music that sounds like it was swiped from a local kiddie show from the 1950s! And weirdest of all, with all these surreal goings on I'M STILL NOT HAVING ANY FUN!!!!! Thank god for the IMDb! All has been explained and my world makes sense (sort of) again. Exit Eddie Romero, enter Ed Wood, and leave all hope of quality behind. I'm hesitant to use a phrase like "worst movie of all time" but I believe I have finally found that elusive worst movie. No entertainment value, not even of the camp or inadvertent variety, just 90+ minutes of stultifying ineptitude. Okay, there's one scene where the scientist is apparently seeking the help of a group of female divers and all the girls standing around listening to his half assed theories are topless, so for a few brief moments there are some pretty cute boobies on display. That's the sole redeeming feature of this film, and believe me it's not enough.

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