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The Freakmaker (1974)

The Mutations (original title)
A scientist experiments with crossing humans and plants, for which he uses his students.

Director:

Jack Cardiff

Writers:

Robert D. Weinbach (screenplay), Edward Mann (screenplay)
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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

An earlier draft of the script took place in Ireland. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Worlds Within Worlds Parts III and IV
By Basil Kirchin
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Regal Zonophone LP
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frightful disturbing b-movie
21 February 2009 | by johnc2141See all my reviews

OK i seen the mutations when i was younger at a movie theater in;Paterson new jersey and to this day i cant remember the co-feature. but it scared the hell out of me.its a basic mad scientist story,with a brilliant but unbalanced Dr played by the late great;Donald Pleasence who went on to play Dr loomis in the Halloween movie series(1978 to 1989)creating mutations from plants.i know very weird.it all takes place in england,much to the distaste of fellow scientist from America played by Brad Harris.he gets his subjects from a deformed man played by;Tom Baker(who played Dr who in the 70's)this guy is so gruesome he would give Frankensteins monster the willies.anyway lynch(tom baker)is co-owner of a traveling carnival.the main owner is a kindly dwarf played by Micheal Dunn,who does'nt approve of the Dr's intentions.and like the earlier movie;freaks this movie features real human oddities. the one that gave me nightmares was a guy called pop eye,i don't need to say what he does.also starring in this movie is Julie Ege and Jill Haworth.the mutations has been released to video under the title;the freak-maker.its not as good as Tod brownings freaks,but it is very unsettling.i re watched this recently and found it very entertaining but it no longer gives me nightmares.all i can say is its still a very good film,with a great cast.and Donald Pleasence played the best mad doctors.I'm giving mutations(aka;freak-maker)8 out of 10.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

25 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

GBP400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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