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The Creeping Flesh ()


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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... See more »

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James Hildern
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Emmanuel Hildern
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Penelope
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Waterlow
Kenneth J. Warren ...
Lenny
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Inspector
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Barman
Hedger Wallace ...
Doctor Perry
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Carter
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Emily
Robert Swann ...
Young Aristocrat
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Young Doctor
Maurice Bush ...
Karl
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Sailor
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Female Assistant
Alexandra Dane ...
Whore
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Emmanuel's Wife
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1st Warder
Martin Carroll ...
2nd Warder
Dan Meaden ...
Lunatic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lewis Alexander ...
Gent Watching Folies Bergere (uncredited)
Sue Bond ...
Girl in Tavern (uncredited)
Josie Grant ...
Tart in Blue Anchor (uncredited)
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Blue Anchor Patron (uncredited)
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Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by

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Freddie Francis

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Peter Spenceley ... (original screenplay) &
Jonathan Rumbold ... (original screenplay)

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Norman Priggen ... executive producer
Michael P. Redbourn ... producer (as Michael Redbourn)
Tony Tenser ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Paul Ferris

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Norman Warwick ... director of photography

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Oswald Hafenrichter

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Anne Donne

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George Provis

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Roy Ashton ... makeup artist
Barbara Ritchie ... hairdresser

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Geoffrey Haine ... production supervisor

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Peter Saunders ... assistant director
Mike Higgins ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Peter James ... set dresser

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Norman Bolland ... sound recordist
Colin Miller ... dubbing editor
Nolan Roberts ... sound recordist

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Doug Ferris ... matte artist (uncredited)

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John Harris ... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones ... focus puller (uncredited)

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Bridget Sellers ... wardrobe supervisor

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Paul Ferris ... conductor

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Pamela Davies ... continuity
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La chair du diable (France)
  • Cuerpos vivientes (Spain)
  • El esqueleto prehistórico (Spain)
  • Rædsels-klinikken (Denmark)
  • Djävulens skelett (Sweden)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Freddie Francis took over from Don Sharp at short notice 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007). See more »
Quotes James Hildern: Unfortunately, in the state of society as it exists today, we are not permitted to experiment on human beings. Normal human beings.
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