Death Line (aka Raw Meat)
Directed by Gary Sherman
When a prominent politician and a beautiful young woman vanish inside a London subway station, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Calhoun (Donald Pleasence of HALLOWEEN) investigates and makes a horrifying discovery. Not only did a group of 19th century tunnel workers survive a cave-in, but they lived for years in a secret underground enclave by consuming the flesh of their own dead. Now the lone descendant of this grisly tribe has surfaced, prowling the streets for fresh victims… and a new mate.
When people vanish inside a London subway station, Inspector Calhoun investigates and makes a horrifying discovery.
Cast: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossingt, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong
A slow burner that's very of its time. I wouldn't say that the scare factor is very worthwhile but it's more a valuable commentary on class structure in the UK and the abuse of working classes, blurring the lines between human and monster. A good double bill with a movie like C.H.U.D!
Dull and disappointing
It’s always a pleasure to see Donald Pleasance before age and alcoholism got the better of him. This a cheesy but intentionally humorous film, with great practical effects. A must see for Pleasance fans, this and especially Wake In Fright.