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      Doctor Blood's Coffin

      1961 1h 32m Horror List
      Reviews 9% Audience Score 250+ Ratings After being thrown out of medical school for ethical violations, Dr. Peter Blood (Kieron Moore) returns home to a small Cornish village, where he sets up a research laboratory in a secluded cave. There, he attempts to revive the dead, using kidnapped humans -- who he views as unworthy of life -- for their body parts. Specifically, their hearts. Dr. Blood eventually succeeds, but his progress is threatened when Linda Parker (Hazel Court), his ill father's nurse, discovers his ghastly crimes. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A low-grade, low-budget Hammer type of exploitation horror film that is lurid and makes little sense... Rated: C Jul 23, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      martin a This is a great horror film all about a scientist that is sacked from his job in Paris for going too far with his experiments, so he goes back to his small town and starts kidnapping villagers one by one. He builds a laboratory in the abandoned mines. The horrific thing about the film is that he tries to remove the heart from his drugged victims whilst they are still alive and that part is really disturbing. He also transports a new heart into the corpse of his girlfriend's ex-husband that was killed in a car crash two years ago, it is a hidden gem not to be missed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Before directing more respectable of films like "The Ipcress File" and "Lady Sings the Blues," Sidney J. Furie directed this campy dated British horror film. The titular doctor has been run out of Vienna, so he returns to the English countryside where he continues his radical heart transplant experiments to raise the dead, ALA Dr. Frankenstein. Locals begin disappearing and our bloody doctor comes under suspicion. From a technical standpoint, it's a competently made film, but the story is slow and not all that interesting or horrific, at least until the film's climax. Stick with Hammer Film Productions if you're in the mood for 1960s British horror. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Another film in the essence of Frankenstein or other killing people and reviving or graverobbing type of films. This one is just really slow and really boring. Didn't care for thus one much. Seemed boring straight from the jump. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Some decent make-up jobs aside, this one was largely boring, with more time than I'd care to mention spent watching our characters walk around a village the surrounding countryside, which is some really dynamic viewing, let me tellya. Pass, unless you're a completist for someone involved in this one. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Here, have some curare with your coffee--Good but unsung little horror film in the Frankenstein vein!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member As many other movies shot in the 50's and 60's, this one's title and cover are somewhat misleading (lose the coffin). The storyline is about a doctor coming back to his hometown and doing illegal research in order to overcome death. It is not a particularly great or interesting exemplar of such movies, feeling at times like a cheap version of others, although it may be a more or less involuntary pioneer in the zombie movie genre. For instance, I couldn't help but think about Re-Animator (Gordon 1985), which share some basic premises, although the focus of both movie is quite different. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After being thrown out of medical school for ethical violations, Dr. Peter Blood (Kieron Moore) returns home to a small Cornish village, where he sets up a research laboratory in a secluded cave. There, he attempts to revive the dead, using kidnapped humans -- who he views as unworthy of life -- for their body parts. Specifically, their hearts. Dr. Blood eventually succeeds, but his progress is threatened when Linda Parker (Hazel Court), his ill father's nurse, discovers his ghastly crimes.
      Director
      Sidney J. Furie
      Producer
      George Fowler
      Screenwriter
      Nathan Juran, James Kelley, Peter Miller
      Production Co
      United Artists
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 13, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 32m