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Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | January 1961 (UK)
People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Nathan Juran (story) (as Jerry Juran), Nathan Juran (screenplay) (as Jerry Juran) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kieron Moore ... Dr. Peter Blood
Hazel Court ... Nurse Linda Parker
Ian Hunter ... Dr. Robert Blood, Peter's Father
Kenneth J. Warren Kenneth J. Warren ... Sgt. Cook
Gerald Lawson Gerald Lawson ... Mr. G. F. Morton (as Gerald C. Lawson)
Fred Johnson Fred Johnson ... Tregaye
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Prof. Luckman
Paul Stockman Paul Stockman ... Steve Parker, Linda's Husband
Andy Alston Andy Alston ... George Beale the Tunnel Expert
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People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

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We dare you to look into...Doctor Blood's Coffin See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El abrazo del muerto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Caralan Productions Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although this motion picture was released a year before The Son of Captain Blood (1962) in which the title character is called Robert Blood (son of Peter Blood in the classic Captain Blood (1935)), similar names are used for a father and his son, but the blood relation is inverted here: Peter Blood is Robert Blood's son. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Strangers in the City (1993) See more »

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Lurid shocker
1 January 2003 | by rosscinemaSee all my reviews

As you watch this film your thinking that this is just another psycho doctor movie where he's hell bent on proving his experiments are correct but then the film becomes a minor Frankenstein entry, complete with a resurrected corpse. Good location shooting in a small Welsh village add flavor to this story and good color in the type of film. You would also think that this is a film from Hammer studios, but it is not. Hazel Court is good as the nurse but veteran actor Kieron Moore who has worked in other science fiction films is pretty good also. This is one of the few times he's played the villain and not the hero that saves the day. This does have its share of blood and the overall mood of the film is effective in a grisly way. Future director Nicolas Roeg is one of the cameramen on the film. Horror film fans should check this eerie little film out.


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