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Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961)





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Between his internship in Canadian television and his A-feature work on The Ipcress File, Sidney J. Furie directed an old-fashioned horror flick called Doctor Blood's Coffin. Kieron Moore stars as research scientist Dr. Peter Blood, who's been experimenting with heart transplants. Thrown out of Vienna for wishing to move from lab animals to humans, Blood sets up shop in the village of Cornwall. Within a few months of his arrival, several Cornwallians disappear from view. Dr. Blood, you see, has been merrily transplanting hearts in a secret lab located in an abandoned tin mine. Unfortunately, one of his resurrected humans reacts negatively to the operation--especially after he discovers that Blood has been dallying with his wife. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Classics , Horror
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Hazel Court
as Linda Parker
Ian Hunter
as Dr. Robert Blood
Fred Johnson
as Mr. Morton
Kenneth J. Warren
as Sgt. Cook
Andy Alston
as Beale
Gerald Lawson
as Sweeting
Paul Hardtmuth
as Professor
John Ronane
as Hanson
Kieron Moore
as Dr. Peter Blood
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Critic Reviews for Doctor Blood's Coffin

All Critics (1)

A low-grade, low-budget Hammer type of exploitation horror film that is lurid and makes little sense...

Full Review… | July 23, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Doctor Blood's Coffin

Some decent make-up jobs aside, this one was largely boring, with more time than I'd care to mention spent watching our characters walk around a village the surrounding countryside, which is some really dynamic viewing, let me tellya. Pass, unless you're a completist for someone involved in this one.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Another low budget mad scientist movie that's not well made, but has a couple of good actors. I really was disappointed with it, it has such a cool title.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Blandly directed horror quickie apes the visual traits of Hammer Studios with varying degrees of success. Nicholas Roeg was a journeyman camera operator on this lurid project, which peaks with a gruesome heart transplant and falls downhill for the remaining 45 minutes. Hazel Court classes up the joint as a sexy, moralistic nurse with a heart of gold.

Kevin McCormick
Kevin McCormick

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