The Flesh Eaters (1964)




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This thoroughly weird but truly inspired monster flick is one of the earliest gore films to splatter across drive-in screens in the years prior to Herschell Gordon Lewis' notorious Blood Trilogy. The plot finds a besotted movie star (Rita Morley) and her entourage trapped on an island surrounded by aquatic flesh-munching amoebas (represented by scratches on the film emulsion) created by mad scientist Peter Bartell (Martin Kosleck). These sparkly little death-blobs make mincemeat of most of the cast, including a dorky beatnik (Ray Tudor) who ingests a few of the little buggers in his drink -- leading to an agonizingly fatal case of indigestion. Good photography and well-designed makeup effects make the most of a shoestring budget. Film editor Radley Metzger found his own way as the director of numerous soft-porn films in the '60s and '70s.

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Martin Kosleck
as Prof. Peter Bartell
Rita Morley
as Laura Winters
Byron Sanders
as Grant Murdoch
Barbara Wilkin
as Jan Letterman
Rita Floyd
as Radio Operator
Warren Houston
as Cab Driver
Ira Lewis
as Freddy
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Critic Reviews for The Flesh Eaters

All Critics (4)

A lovable but bad mad scientist B-film.

Mar 18, 2009 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Staph is no joke, people

Nov 1, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Do you need to know anything more than the title?

Nov 5, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Flesh Eaters


Necrotizing fasciitis was never this much fun. Gloriously awful low-budget sci-fi in the tradition of Mansquito and The Killer Shrews.

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