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The Mutations (1974)

Scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

Edward Mann (as Edward Mann), Robert D. Weinbach
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Pleasence ... Professor Nolter
Tom Baker ... Lynch
Brad Harris ... Brian Redford
Julie Ege ... Hedi
Michael Dunn ... Burns
Scott Antony ... Tony
Jill Haworth ... Lauren
Olga Anthony Olga Anthony ... Bridget
Lisa Collings Lisa Collings ... Prostitute
Joan Scott ... Landlady
Toby Lenon Toby Lenon ... Tramp (as Toby Lennon)
Richard Davies Richard Davies ... Doctor
John Wireford John Wireford ... Policeman (as John Wreford)
Eithne Dunne Eithne Dunne ... Nurse
Tony Mayne Tony Mayne ... Dwarf Tony
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Students have been going missing from the local college, and the one person who knows what's happened to them is Dr. Noller, a rogue biologist. Not satisfied with the pace of natural selection in driving evolution, Noller wants to push things further by creating his own genetically engineered creations. Having already created some amazing specimins by mixing the DNA of plants and animals, the doctor has now set his sights higher, and want to work on modifying humans, as well. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature...... it can be HORRIFYING! EVEN TO THEM!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Freakmaker See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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According to Robert D. Weinbach the role of Professor Nolter was intended for Vincent Price but this was abandoned after difficulties with Price's agent. See more »

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Spoofed in Freaked (1993) See more »

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Worlds Within Worlds Parts III and IV
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This one must be seen to believe
24 November 1998 | by niels-4See all my reviews

This film is a definite cult-classic and a follow up to Tod Brownings FREAKS. Perhaps a bit poorly made, but with real freaks like the Alligator Woman, Pop Eye and many more. Julie Ege, Norwegian scream queen, is starring and making the best of it. If you ever want to see the definite B-film from British cinema during the Seventies: This is the one to see. The film takes place at a travelling carnival which also features a freak show. Donald Pleasance is the mad professor who mutates plants with humans and then puts them on display. The results are horrific and so are the monsters that looks like a mixture of broccoli and humans. The film is odd to say the least and the actors try very hard to make it believable. This is a film with a strange mixture of science, horror and drama. It moves along a bit slow, but you won't be bored. The last of the real "freak films".


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