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The Flesh Eaters (1964)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 March 1964 (USA)
A group of young adults trapped on a desert island find the water inhabited by a violent form of flesh-eating organisms.

Director:

Jack Curtis

Writer:

Arnold Drake (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Martin Kosleck ... Prof. Peter Bartell
Byron Sanders Byron Sanders ... Grant Murdoch
Barbara Wilkin Barbara Wilkin ... Jan Letterman
Rita Morley Rita Morley ... Laura Winters
Ray Tudor Ray Tudor ... Omar
Christopher Drake Christopher Drake ... Matt
Darby Nelson Darby Nelson ... Jim
Rita Floyd Rita Floyd ... Radio Operator
Warren Houston Warren Houston ... Cab Driver (scenes deleted)
Barbara Wilson Barbara Wilson ... Ann
Ira Lewis Ira Lewis ... Freddy Miller
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An alcoholic actress, her personal assistant, and their pilot are downed on a secluded isle by bad weather, where a renegade Nazi scientist is using ocean life to develop a solvent for human flesh. The tiny flesh-eating sea critters that result certainly give our heroes a run for their money - and lives. Written by Howard Clegg

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Trivia

While filming on location at Montauk Point, NY, a real hurricane destroyed the sets and equipment. Production was delayed for a year and the cost rose from $60,000 to $105,000. See more »

Goofs

When the film opens, the camera follows a taxi driving on a wide highway in New York City, The car is a 1959 Ford. However, in the next scene when the taxi stops in front of a building and the driver gets out, the car is now a 1960 Dodge. See more »

Quotes

Omar: Hey! Wonder what makes 'em do it? You think they want the world to hate 'em? They wanna be punished because of some guilt complex? Hey - you think maybe they just kooky?
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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It's a Wonder
Written by Gloria Shayne (as Gloria Regney) and Julian Stein
Sung by Anita Ellis
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Good old fashioned trash
19 September 2002 | by Blaise_BSee all my reviews

This movie made a major impression on me when I was a kid and turned on the TV halfway though it on a Saturday afternoon. It was right in the middle of the scene where the archetypical cartoon beatnik character is babbling moronically about his diet...within seconds, I was watching a grown man scream like a little girl while being literally devoured from the inside out. That's all I remember from back then, that and how uncommonly UGLY those monsters turned out to be. I mean HIDEOUS (I'm still convinced that the brain-bug in "Starship Troopers" is just a watered down version of these things).

Later I watched it again, and again.

They start out really small, the monsters, so small that you can't see them except as a swarm. They are electrified somehow--electrified carnivorous blood cells, I think, the result of an evil Nazi experiment--and just sort of twinkle at first.

At the end, one gets really, really big. Once they're big enough to see, you realize just how UGLY these things are. These are old-school special effects, the kind that required some EFFORT, even when they were bad, and I miss that.

To add to this, you have a stranded island-load of the most ridiculous, archetypical, two-dimensional characters saying and doing the dumbest things imaginable. A mad Nazi scientist, a drunken has-been movie starlet, a once-successful pilot with a dark incident that ruined his life, and the aforementioned cartoon beatnik. It's like ten bad movies rolled into one. I'm not even convinced it's unintenionally funny. I imagine the people behind this debacle were made jaded and cynical by their hardships in Hollywood and amused themselves during the filming of this hack work by at least making it fun. My favorite part is when the square jawed pilot asks for something to bandage a wound with, and of course the attractive young women immediately rips her shirt off.

Bad special effects, bad writing, bad acting, and, I'm telling you, the ugliest monster I've ever seen. If this doesn't sound good to you, don't rent it, and stay away from my house.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Furesshu itazu: Hito kui monsuta no shima See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Island, New York, USA See more »

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Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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