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Creeping Flesh (1973)

Creeping Flesh (1973)

Creeping Flesh




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Peter Cushing delivers one of his finest hand-wringing performances as Emmanuel Hildern, a Victorian man of science who relates a mad tale of horror to his half-brother and professional rival James (Christopher Lee). His tale begins with the discovery of the weird skeletal remains of a large unknown humanoid in Papua, new Guinea, which he carts back to England for study. Even more unusual than the skeleton's ghastly appearance is its ability to grow new flesh when moistened with water. Further research reveals that the creature may actually be instilled with the very essence of malevolence (basically freeze-dried, instant evil), indicating that it would be best kept out of the rain. Despite an incongruous subplot involving the doctor's insane daughter, whom he believes can be cured by injections of serum derived from the creature's reanimated tissue, this is an effectively creepy period piece with heady Gothic atmosphere (and a neat twist ending) that ranks among director Freddie Francis's finest work. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Peter Spenceley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 19, 2004
Columbia Pictures


Peter Cushing
as Emmanuel Hildern
Duncan Lamont
as Inspector
Jenny Runacre
as Marguerite
Hedger Wallace
as Dr. Perry
Marianne Stone
as Female Assistant
Robert Swann
as Young Aristocrat
Christopher Lee
as James Hildern
George Benson
as Waterlow
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Critic Reviews for Creeping Flesh

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

This 'Flesh' has little a-peel.

October 30, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Tepid horror with two British icons as its only draw.

May 12, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Peter Cushing in a hand-wringing performance is Professor Emmanuel Hildern.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | December 7, 2007
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for Creeping Flesh

Under rated Hammer horror, with a nice twist at the end.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

If there is an evil gene, I must surely be a carrier. I love the wild London nightlife in this movie, not to mention the creature effects. One of my all-time favorites!

Luna xxxx

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