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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.

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Jack Curtis

Writer:

Arnold Drake (screenplay)
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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The Subject Matter of this Picture will take you to that POINT That Is Midway between Life and Death See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vulcan Productions Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Copyrighted in 1962 (MCMLXII). See more »

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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 »


Soundtracks

It's a Wonder
Written by Gloria Shayne (as Gloria Regney) and Julian Stein
Sung by Anita Ellis
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Better than you might think...
22 March 2003 | by Space_MafuneSee all my reviews

This film is an updated for the 1960s version of the traditional late 30s-40s mad scientist tale but one with the surprising addition of gore, used very effectively for the time. Martin Kosleck here provides the mad scientist, a Nazi stereotype not uncommon to earlier eras. The Flesh Eaters themselves make for a memorable menace and the early scene with the two swimmers is an excellent bit of film making. The gigantic ones and their showdown with the hero at the end requires much suspension of disbelief but the monsters are also quite nasty-looking which makes for fun viewing if you're into seeing giant monsters. The final showdown actually reminds me a little of the film KRONOS.


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