The Flesh and the Fiends
Directed by John Gilling
Horror audiences have long been fascinated by the tale of Robert Knox, a Scottish doctor who in 1828 became notorious for his complicity in a series of murders committed by grave robbers Burke and Hare, who received cash in exchange for fresh cadavers. John Gilling’s exceptionally eerie 1960 retelling stars Peter Cushing, who had just become a horror star thanks to Hammer’s FRANKENSTEIN, DRACULA and MUMMY films, and HALLOWEEN’s Donald Pleasence.
A Scottish doctor doesn’t ask questions when two killers begin bringing him suspiciously fresh cadavers.
Cast: Peter Cushing, June Laverick, Donald Pleasence
Great acting all around, no performance doesn't leave an impact.
What a performance👏 I'm sure there are stories to hear about the filming of the mob scenes.
Another great Peter Cushing movie.
what a gem! stunningly written and performed, immensely intelligent. given my modern sensibilities I wish there had been a bit more focus on the female characters, especially the wife of one of the villians who could have been explored more, but for it's time it's remarkably sensitive and progressive. I cried twice. Billie Whitelaw's portrayal of Mary was, for me, the most evocative and emotionally moving of the film.