The Flesh and the Fiends

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Main Details

  • Released in 1960
  • Color
  • Running Time: 97 min | USA:91 min (uncut version)
  • Production Co: Triad Productions
  • Distribution Co: Regal Films International (1959) (UK) (theatrical) | Valiant Films (1961) (USA) (theatrical) | Pacemaker Pictures (1965) (USA) (theatrical) (retitled re-release) | Mundial Films (1960) (Spain) (theatrical)
  • Directed by John Gilling
  • Written by John Gilling, Leon Griffiths
  • Starring Peter Cushing, June Laverick, Donald Pleasence, George Rose, Renee Houston, Dermot Walsh, Billie Whitelaw
  • Produced by Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman
  • Original Music by Stanley Black
  • Cinematography by Monty Berman
  • Film Editing by Jack Slade

Plot Summary

  • In 1828 Scotland, Edinburgh surgeon Dr. Knox does medical research on cadavers he buys from murderers Burke and Hare, without questioning the unethical procurement methods.

Also Known As

  • Der Arzt und die Teufel (Germany) | Kalmankauppiaat (Finland) | L'impasse aux violences (France) | La carn i el dimoni (Spain) (Catalan title) | La carne y el demonio (Spain) | Le jene di Edimburgo (Italy) | Manía (Argentina) | Mania (USA) | Parantava veitsi (Finland) | Psycho Killers | Sadistai tou eglimatos (Greece) | The Fiendish Ghouls


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