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Raw Meat (1972)

Death Line (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 14 September 1973 (USA)
When a government official disappears in the London tunnels, after several reports of missing people in the same location, Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously, along with a couple who stumble into a victim by accident.


Gary Sherman


Ceri Jones (screenplay), Gary Sherman (original story)
1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Inspector Calhoun
Norman Rossington ... Detective Sergeant Rogers
David Ladd ... Alex Campbell
Sharon Gurney ... Patricia Wilson
Hugh Armstrong ... The 'Man'
June Turner June Turner ... The 'Woman'
Clive Swift ... Inspector Richardson
James Cossins ... James Manfred, OBE
Heather Stoney Heather Stoney ... W.P.C. Alice Marshall
Hugh Dickson ... Dr. Bacon
Jack Woolgar Jack Woolgar ... Platform Inspector
Ron Pember Ron Pember ... Lift Operator
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ... Police Constable 1
Gary Winkler Gary Winkler ... Police Constable 2
James Culliford James Culliford ... Publican


There's something pretty grisly going on under London in the Tube tunnels between Holborn and Russell Square. When a top civil servant becomes the latest to disappear down there Scotland Yard start to take the matter seriously. Helping them are a young couple who get nearer to the horrors underground than they would wish. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A new line in terror See more »




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Did You Know?


Entertainment Weekly ranked this number fourteen on their "Guilty Pleasures: Testosterone Edition" list in their March 30, 2007 issue. See more »


In the pub scene with Donald Pleasance and Norman Rossington acting drunk and playing pinball, the Sergeant's glass changes from being almost empty to being half full between shots. See more »


[repeated line]
The 'Man': Mind the doors!
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Alternate Versions

The original UK cinema and video versions were cut by the BBFC to heavily edit the broom impalement, a shot of a spade in a man's head, the cannibal biting off a rat's head, and his pursuit and attempted rape of Sharon Gurney. The full uncut version was finally passed by the BBFC for the DVD release in March 2006. See more »


Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 2 (1996) See more »

User Reviews

Excellent horror movie, nothing like it ever.
2 January 2002 | by boadySee all my reviews

This movie may suffer from a small budget, but it is still one of the great horror movies for londoners. You could never travel on the tube again without thinking of this film. The sympathetic portrayal of the hideous central characters, takes this film out of the normal, horror experience.

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1.85 : 1
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