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When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds ... See full summary »

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George Pavlou

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Clive Barker (screenplay), James Caplin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denholm Elliott ... Dr. Savary
Steven Berkoff ... Hugo Motherskille
Larry Lamb ... Roy Bain
Nicola Cowper ... Nicole
Irina Brook ... Bianca
Art Malik ... Fluke
Brian Croucher Brian Croucher ... Darling
Ingrid Pitt ... Pepperdine
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Ricardo
Clive Panto Clive Panto ... Abbott
Sean Chapman ... Buchanan
Candy Davis Candy Davis ... Barmaid
Karen Gould Karen Gould ... Dancer
Jeanette Landry Jeanette Landry ... Dancer
Mark West Mark West ... Dancer
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Storyline

When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that's coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers below the city. Written by Anonymous

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A horrible experiment. A criminal empire. One thing in common... See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Transmutations See more »

Filming Locations:

UK

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Clive Barker hated the film. See more »

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Not THAT bad!
6 January 2007 | by deadelvis1988See all my reviews

Yes Clive Barker wrote this little schlocky mutant tale back in the eighties. This film can perhaps only be described as a British answer to American schlock horror and sci fi. I can only compare it to certain directorial styles developed by Herschell Gordon Lewis, Tim Ritter, Jean Rollin, Lucio Fulci and some early works by Peter Jackson. The story is a but sub par but interesting. The effects were as good as the money set forth for the production would allow of the film which translates into very limited. That is not to say that these special effects were bad, they were actually quite good. The superbly lustful and gorgeous Candy Davis who had a lengthy run with "Are You Being Served?" and Gary Shail who starred as "Spider" in the infamous "Quadrophenia" epic lend their support.


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