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
This movie rules!
This is the only Peter Cushing movie I had yet to see!!! I'm speechless...only to say..I loved it
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‼️
Very well done! Make sure to also see Val Lewton's The Body Snatcher, another retelling of the Burke and Hare scandal.