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The Creeping Flesh (1973)

PG | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1973 (UK)
A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Hildern
... Emmanuel Hildern
... Penelope
... Waterlow
Kenneth J. Warren ... Lenny
... Inspector
Harry Locke ... Barman
Hedger Wallace ... Doctor Perry
... Carter
... Emily
Robert Swann ... Young Aristocrat
... Young Doctor
Maurice Bush ... Karl
... Sailor
... Female Assistant
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A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones unleashing a malevolent being on the scientist's family and friends. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge.

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Auferstehung des Grauens  »

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The final film of Harry Locke. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the film, when the creature is approaching Emmanuel Hildern's house, the creature's shadow is cast on the front of the house, meaning the creature is between the house and a source of light. However, its shadow grows larger as the creature moves, which suggests that the creature is actually walking towards the source of light and away from the house, rather than the other way round. See more »

Quotes

James Hildern: I've got to get hold of that skeleton somehow.
Doctor Perry: Oh I don't know... There is the question of professional ethics.
James Hildern: Oh indeed, indeed... that is why I shall have to employ someone for whom ethics have no significance.
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Featured in Svengoolie: The Creeping Flesh (2011) See more »

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A great classic horror movie
14 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you are a fan of ancient horror stories, don't miss this one! This is not a movie with a lot of blood and gore or violence, but simply a well-intentioned thriller with decidedly horrifying overtones. Freddie Francis' direction is atmospheric, imaginative and highly absorbing. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are giving one of their best performances in a story of archaeology gone berserk. A startling musical score from Paul Ferris and well written screenplay make this a true horror classic.


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