The Creeping Flesh

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"A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge."
  • PG
  • 1973
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 6.1  (4,300)

The Creeping Flesh is a 1973 horror film directed by Freddie Francis and starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Lorna Heilbron. The film is set in Victorian England and tells the story of Dr. Emmanuel Hildern (Christopher Lee), a scientist who discovers a mysterious fossil that he believes could hold the key to unlocking the secrets of evolution.

Dr. Hildern brings the fossil back to his laboratory and begins to study it. However, he soon discovers that the fossil contains a living organism, which he names the "creeping flesh". The organism is able to regenerate itself by consuming the flesh of other living beings.

As Dr. Hildern continues his experiments, he becomes increasingly obsessed with his discovery and becomes convinced that the creeping flesh could be the key to unlocking the potential of evolution in humans. Meanwhile, his daughter Penelope (Lorna Heilbron) becomes increasingly worried about her father's mental state, as he becomes more and more erratic in his behavior.

Things take a turn for the worse when Dr. Hildern's brother James (Peter Cushing) arrives on the scene. James is a compassionate man who is deeply concerned for his brother's well-being. Despite his best efforts, however, he is unable to prevent Dr. Hildern from carrying out his experiments.

As the creeping flesh begins to spread throughout the laboratory, Dr. Hildern and his colleagues must race against time to find a way to stop it before it consumes them all.

The Creeping Flesh is a classic horror film that is sure to send shivers down your spine. The performances by the three leads are superb, with Christopher Lee delivering a particularly chilling portrayal of a man consumed by his own ambition. The special effects are also top-notch, with the creeping flesh creature itself being a particularly impressive creation.

In addition to the atmosphere of tension and dread that permeates the film, there are also elements of humor and pathos that serve to make the characters more relatable and sympathetic. In particular, the relationship between Dr. Hildern and his daughter Penelope is a touching one that provides a counterpoint to the horror that unfolds around them.

Overall, The Creeping Flesh is a must-see for fans of classic horror films. Its combination of top-notch performances, impressive special effects, and atmospheric storytelling make it a true genre classic that has stood the test of time.

The Creeping Flesh is a 1973 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.

The Creeping Flesh
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    1 hr 34 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (4,300)