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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.

Director:

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 Penny Meredith ... Angela
Sally Lahee ... Iris Vokins
Raymond Young ... Insp. Walsh
Carol Allen Carol Allen ... Librarian
Alan Curtis ... Jack Phipps
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Actors rehearsing a show at a mysterious seaside theater are being killed off by an unknown maniac.

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An Appalling Amalgam of Carnage and Carnality ... See more »

Genres:

Horror

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Im Rampenlicht des Bösen See more »

Filming Locations:

Cromer, Norfolk, England, UK

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (flashback sequence)| 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 »

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Featured in 42nd Street Forever: Blu-ray Edition (2012) See more »

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Boobs, Butts and Blood - All Suffering Pier Pressure!
10 October 2014 | by hitchcockthelegendSee all my reviews

Pete Walker brings us a proto-slasher that's now as cornball as can be. Is it worthy of respect in the pantheon of horror? Yes, maybe.

This is a coastal town that they forgot to close down.

A group of actors and actresses have mysteriously been lured to an end of pier theatre to star in a play. Pretty soon they start being bumped off one by one.

So it be! There's plenty of nudity, actors siting around musing on the "biz" and its perils, while the matter of fact attitude to the disappearances is almost as ludicrous as someone opening the door in the middle of the night stark naked...

It's good fun in truth, especially for British film fans like me to see the likes of Robin Askwith and Jenny Hanley in this. The run down theatre setting is a good one, while the play they are rehearsing makes no sense and is quite surreal! 5/10


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