The Flesh and the Fiends

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

Member Reviews

This movie rules!

bruckerhorror
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1 week ago

This is the only Peter Cushing movie I had yet to see!!! I'm speechless...only to say..I loved it

GilTA
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2 weeks ago

Classic

Buck71
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2 weeks ago

I have been a huge fan of Mr. Peter Cushing since childhood. I grew up with “The House Of Hammer”, and I thought that I had seen all of Mr. Cushing’s films, until I discovered “The Flesh and the Fiends”. This film in my opinion, is stellar. Mr. Donald Pleasance is another favourite of mine, and he was grandly, thoroughly, EVIL👹 An absolutely brilliant film‼️

FemaleMarineVet
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3 weeks ago

Very well done! Make sure to also see Val Lewton's The Body Snatcher, another retelling of the Burke and Hare scandal.

HjalmarP73
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1 month ago