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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

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R | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Michael Dunn died in London during production, but had completed all his scenes. He was just 39. See more »

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Featured in Mad Ron's Prevues from Hell (1987) See more »

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Worlds Within Worlds Parts III and IV
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Great movie
21 February 2006 | by dr_gonzoSee all my reviews

Ignore the uptight weirdo who spends 10,000 words bashing this movie. It's very enjoyable as long as you're a fan of the genre. With many gratuitous LSD references and a real live carnival freak show, how can you go wrong?

If you thought Swamp Thing was too intellectual and The Fly was just too gross, this movie might definitely be for you. One of many human-cross-animal or plant movies, what causes this one to stand out is the overall creepiness of Donald Pleasance and, basically, the entire plot (what you can make of it).

Time-lapse photography inserted for no particular reason just adds to the fun.

The people who made this movie must have had a blast and so will you as long as you're not some amateur wannabe film critic. Sheesh!


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