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The Blood Beast Terror (1968)

G | | Horror | 16 May 1969 (USA)
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his ... See full summary »

Director:

Vernon Sewell

Writer:

Peter Bryan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Inspector Quennell
Robert Flemyng ... Dr. Mallinger
Wanda Ventham ... Clare Mallinger
Vanessa Howard ... Meg
David Griffin ... William
Glynn Edwards ... Sergeant Allan
William Wilde ... Britewell
Kevin Stoney ... Granger
John Paul John Paul ... Warrender
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Landlord
Roy Hudd ... Morgue Attendant
Leslie Anderson Leslie Anderson ... Coachman
Simon Cain Simon Cain ... Gardener
Robert Cawdron ... Chief Constable
Kenneth Colley ... James
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A scientist, working with genetics, creates a creature that is capable of transforming back and forth between a giant Death Head moth and a beautiful woman. The creature masquerades as his daughter when she is in her human incarnation and feeds on the blood of her victims when she is in the moth form. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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The Blood Lust of a FRENZIED VAMPIRE!

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Horror

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Trivia

Started shooting on the exact same day that Christopher Lee began The Devil Rides Out (1968) at a rival studio. See more »

Goofs

When the person who was attacked is brought in a carriage to the police inspector and the professor, he moans. The police inspector says "I think he's still alive" even though he clearly sees that he is alive. See more »

Quotes

Inspector Quennell: The only time we have a witness to one of these murders and he's out of his mind.
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Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

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The Blood Beast Terror (1968) **
2 July 2004 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

I've always heard atrocious things about this Hammer imitation, but it wasn't that bad IMO. It may be the only time I've seen Peter Cushing appear that he was walking through a role, though. He just doesn't seem very interested and I've read somewhere that he considered this his "worst horror film". I don't know whether this was his own approach to the material or the spawn of director Vernon Sewell. Maybe it was the part of a police inspector that didn't showcase Cushing to his best ability. I haven't seen THE REPTILE yet, but apparently this film is very derivative of it. I thought that the Deathshead moth creature was reminiscent of THE WASP WOMAN myself, but this wasn't a bad thing; the creature makes some pretty satisfying appearances and killings. The ending is very weak and the whole approach comes off on the superficial side. But one could do much worse for a horror movie. ** out of ****


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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