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      The Blood Beast Terror

      G 1968 1h 28m Horror List
      Reviews 23% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A Victorian policeman (Peter Cushing) discovers a professor's (Robert Flemyng) daughter (Wanda Ventham) is a king-size moth with the kiss of death. Read More Read Less

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      Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The most interesting aspect of this movie has nothing to do with plot or production but with lineage, as lead actress Wanda Ventham is the mother of Benedict Cumberbatch. Rated: 2/4 Nov 25, 2022 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Director Vernon Sewell gives the movie a touch of class, which probably makes it duller than it could have been. Aug 22, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member You ask silly questions you get silly answers. A genetic engineer running tests on moths discovers a serum that creates a creature that is a "death moth" that can transform into a beautiful woman. The creature escapes the lab and lands in a small town. The scientist tracks the creature's behaviors as it kills the local town's people. Can the scientist stop the creature or will the creature take down the people and scientist? "This man has been strangled. How did you get this body from the morgue?" "It didn't exactly make it to the morgue." Vernon Sewell, director of Ghost Ship, House of Mystery, The Black Widow, The Jack of Diamonds, Terror Ship, and Home and Away, delivers Blood Beast Terror. The storyline for this picture is very poor, even for a creature horror flick. The action scenes are scarce and the plot is fairly dry and boring. The acting is just okay and the cast includes Peter Cushing, Robert Flemying, Wanda Ventham, and John Paul. "It's virtually drained of blood. No normal wound would do that." I grabbed this off Netflix because it starred the legend, Peter Cushing. This was a below average horror picture and even a very average performance from him. These femme fatal movies were popular from this era and generally pretty bad (outside of The Wicker Man). Overall, I recommend skipping this picture. "We consider these attacks to be by some kind of wild animal." Grade: D Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Fairly pedestrian, worthy horror in the Hammer style with Peter Cushing giving another splendid performance, supported by Robert Flemyng, Glynn Edwards and Roy Hudd as a morgue attendant with a penchant for meat pie and pickled onions. The story is much like The Reptile. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member great opening gothic music and visuals.panned by many i thoroughly enjoy this film every time i see it.get the blu ray, looks great. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Bears all the trademarks of 50's-early 70's horror, but nothing beyond that. Only recommended if you're a huge fan of Peter Cushing. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Aka The Vampire Beast/The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood/Deathshead Vampire. As Peter Cushing was in this film, I had high expectations but I later found out he felt it was the worst movie he ever made! Cushing plays a nineteenth century police inspector investigating a series of bizarre deaths. My husband Paul has a phobia about moths, but I don't think even he would be frightened by the giant blood-sucking moths in this film! Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member As bad as it gets. Brilliant. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A Victorian policeman (Peter Cushing) discovers a professor's (Robert Flemyng) daughter (Wanda Ventham) is a king-size moth with the kiss of death.
      Director
      Vernon Sewell
      Producer
      Tony Tenser
      Production Co
      Tigon British Film Productions Ltd.
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 20, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 28m
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