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The Flesh and Blood Show (1972)

R | | Horror | August 1974 (USA)
Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

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Pete Walker

Writer:

Alfred Shaughnessy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Brooks ... Mike
Jenny Hanley ... Julia Dawson
Luan Peters ... Carol Edwards
Robin Askwith ... Simon
Candace Glendenning ... Sarah
Tristan Rogers ... Tony Weller
Judy Matheson ... Jane
David Howey ... John
Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Bradley ... Mrs. Saunders
Rodney Diak Rodney Diak ... Warner
Penny Meredith ... Angela
Sally Lahee ... Iris Vokins
Raymond Young ... Insp. Walsh
Carol Allen Carol Allen ... Librarian
Alan Curtis ... Jack Phipps
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Storyline

Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Rampenlicht des Bösen See more »

Filming Locations:

Brighton, Sussex, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

The film originally contained a 3-D flashback sequence. See more »

Goofs

As Luan Peters investigates the prop room below the stage she makes a big deal of brushing away cobwebs, but there aren't any. See more »

Alternate Versions

Has had two different releases in the UK, the early eighties 'Vampix video' release presented the flashback scene in 3-d, while the more recent 'Satanica video' release has the flashback sequence in black and white. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bloodsucking Freaks (1976) See more »

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Brilliant proto-slasher English giallo
5 March 2017 | by nick121235See all my reviews

This is really quite a pleasure if you happen to be a fan of giallo and slashers- though really more the former than the latter. The Flesh and Blood Show is an excellent film that far preceded the American slasher craze, and even just barely the giallo films of Italy. This film was made in England in 1972, and while it seems quite a rudimentary slasher in this day and age, at that time it was really quite innovative. Along with A Bay of Blood, this may have jumpstarted the slasher craze that began with Halloween and Friday the 13th (not to mention The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), but really had it's roots with early exploitation films like this. The Flesh and Blood Show has tons of atmosphere and a fairly engaging story, but rather skimps on the blood. Most of the murders take place off scene and the ending really begs for more but overall I really enjoyed this.


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