A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writer:

Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Inspector Quennell
Robert Flemyng ... Dr. Mallinger
Wanda Ventham ... Clare Mallinger
Vanessa Howard ... Meg
David Griffin ... William
Glynn Edwards ... Sergeant Allan
William Wilde ... Britewell
Kevin Stoney ... Granger
John Paul John Paul ... Warrender
Russell Napier ... Landlord
Roy Hudd ... Morgue Attendant
Leslie Anderson Leslie Anderson ... Coachman
Simon Cain Simon Cain ... Gardener
Robert Cawdron ... Chief Constable
Kenneth Colley ... James
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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The Blood Lust of a FRENZIED VAMPIRE!

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Horror

Certificate:

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Robert Flemyng reportedly hated working on the film. See more »

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When Britewell asks directions at the police station, just as he turns to go, he says "I hope you get your man." His lips do not move with these words. See more »

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Inspector Quennell: The only time we have a witness to one of these murders and he's out of his mind.
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This poor man's Hammer horror is reasonably entertaining b-grade hokum.
17 August 2003 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

I really had high hopes for 'The Blood Beast Terror'. An above average cast led by Hammer legend Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng ('The Terrible Dr. Hitchcock') and Wanda Ventham (of cult TV series 'UFO'), and produced by the same company that made the excellent 'Witchfinder General' and one of the best non-Hammer movies Cushing was ever involved with, 'The Creeping Flesh'. Surely this was going to be an overlooked gem? Sadly no. While it isn't an absolute waste of time, it's nowhere near as good as 'The Creeping Flesh' or any Hammer movie from the same period. It reminded me in many ways of 'The Reptile' but it was nowhere near as good. Cushing and Flemyng give it their best shot, but despite a few effective sequences, it never really takes off, and the disappointing climax really lets the movie down. For rabid Peter Cushing fans only. Otherwise stick with his Hammer work, 'The Creeping Flesh' and 'Horror Express'.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood See more »

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| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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