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The Mutations (1974)

The Mutations (1974)

The Mutations





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The Freakmaker is a creepy horror film about a mad scientist who abducts college students for the subjects he needs in his attempts to crossbreed plants with humans. His failures are turned over to a dwarf who runs a circus freakshow. This film is also known by the title The Mutations.more
Rating: R
Genre: Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Mann, Robert D. Weinbach
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 27, 2005
Columbia Pictures


Donald Pleasence
as Dr. Nolter
Tom Baker
as Lynch
Olga Anthony
as Bridget
Lisa Collings
as Prostitute
Joan Scott
as Landlady
John Wreford
as Policeman
Tony Mayne
as Dwarf Tony
Molly Tweedlie
as Dwarf Molly
Lesley Roose
as Skinny Lady
Fay Bura
as Bearded Lady
Dee Bura
as Fire-Eater
Madge Barnett
as Monkey Woman
Esther Blackmon
as Alligator Girl
Hugh Baily
as Pretzel Boy
Felix Duarte
as Frog Boy
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Critic Reviews for The Mutations

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 11, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 2, 2005

July 17, 2005

Full Review… | September 25, 1974
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for The Mutations

This is Old School Drive-Inn Friday Night Horror, so-so for Halloween, Not sure it would do much for anyone under 25. To slow. But now those born in the Sixties might work for ya.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Freakmakers is a one of a kind flick. It's not that great but it's certainly unique to some extent. Taking a cautionary tale with sci-fi aesthetics, it's also not afraid to tackle cheesy b-monster flick later on with a certain noir vibe all in the mix. Yes, it's that weird with so much going on and also unintentionally funny at times. It has some gorgeous timelapse shots throughout, that work wonders to create a contrast once the shit hits the fan. You can tell by these little aspects that the director has the picture under control, even if those time lapse shots last almost 10mins (!!!) in the opening credits alone. Wouldn't hurt if it didn't take itself so serious but it works for the most part.

Francisco G.
Francisco Godinho

Super Reviewer

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