The Blood Beast Terror

The Blood Beast Terror

Vernon Sewell (1967)

77min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Peter Cushing considered this clumsy chiller the worst picture he ever made. In many respects he was right. He plays the policeman investigating vampire-style murders carried out by a giant death's-head moth masquerading as the "daughter" of a renowned Victorian entomologist. Well, it must have seemed a good idea at the time! Vernon Sewell's direction barely papers over the pedestrian cracks in an equally moth-eaten screenplay decked out with a catalogue of dodgy horror clichés.

Summary

A 19th-century police inspector investigates a series of strange murders, with the victims all drained of blood. His efforts to crack the case lead to a scientist performing genetic experiments, whose daughter has been transformed into a giant moth. Gothic horror, starring Peter Cushing, Wanda Ventham and Robert Flemyng.

Cast & Crew

Insp Quennell Peter Cushing
Clare Mallinger Wanda Ventham
Professor Mallinger Robert Flemyng
Morgue attendant Roy Hudd
Meg Quennell Vanessa Howard
William David Griffin
Grainger Kevin Stoney
Sgt Allan Glynn Edwards
Director Vernon Sewell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence.Available on: DVD
Drama