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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

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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Behind this Membrane...You Will Be Driven To a Point...Midway Between Life and Death! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

A shorter version exists on video: the original 35mm print, which is identical to the video release issued from Sinister Cinema, was trimmed for television and 16mm rental. The Monterey Video release of the film is this truncated television print. See more »


Soundtracks

Pete's Beat
Written by Arnold Drake and Jim Osmun
Performed by Arnold Drake
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Great fun
18 March 2002 | by chexmixSee all my reviews

Shucks, if you're looking for credibility and good acting, of =course= this is the wrong kind of movie! Myself, I watch a film like "The Flesh Eaters" precisely because it is implausible, even cruddy, and chock-full of overripe performances ... and further, of those delicious moments that "a serious film" or "a Hollywood moom pitcher" would never dare attempt.

And Martin Kosleck is always fun to watch. Check out his mini-bio and see if he doesn't deserve your immediate respect, even if he spent most of his U.S. career acting in junk.


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