The Flesh and The Fiends (1961)
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as Dr. Robert Knox
as William Hare
as Dr. Geoffrey Mitchell
as Helen Burke
as William Burke
as Mary Patterson
as Chris Jackson
as Daft Jamie
as Old Davey
as Old Angus
as Blind Man
as Dr. Ferguson
as Dr. Elliott
as Rev. Lincoln
as Drunken Sailor
as Inspector McCulloch
Critic Reviews for The Flesh and The Fiends
Audience Reviews for The Flesh and The Fiends
"Coffins Looted! Cadavers Dissected!" Nice bit of macabre horror from England's Shepperton Studios. (Based on the real life exploits of William Burke, William Hare and Dr. Robert Knox.)
This is a pretty good attempt at a "body snatcher" flick, but it could be a lot better. Cushing plays a creepy looking guy, but that's not enough for a good horror movie.
Enjoyable little romp, though the fact that it's based on a true story makes it all the more interesting. It's sort of a cross between Frankenstein and Sweeny Todd. Now I have to check out the John Landis version (Burke and Hare) which stars Simon Pegg & Andy Serkis in the title roles and has Tim Curry as the infamous doctor! That coud be fun!
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