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
lots of flesh and pretty fiendy but very slow paced with an unsatisfying ending
Great movie. It looks a lot better than the picture that Shudder uses. Great acting. Not exactly horror but definitely a creepy historical drama. Loved the acting. I thought for sure that Peter Cushing's eye was always like that and I had just never noticed.
Great film, loved the acting, and the story. The Burke and Hare story has been told so many times by so many people and not one of them is the same. But so far for me each has it's merits and I have enjoyed them all. I believe my favorite thus far