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I, Monster

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Genre  Horror
Story by  Robert Louis Stevenson
Country  UK
5.7/10 IMDb

Director  Stephen Weeks
Music director  Carl Davis
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Language  English
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Release date  November 1, 1971 (UK) 1973 (USA)
Based on  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer  Robert Louis Stevenson (novel), Milton Subotsky (screenplay)
Cast  Christopher Lee (Dr. Charles Marlowe), Peter Cushing (Frederick Utterson), Mike Raven (Enfield), Richard Hurndall (Lanyon), George Merritt (Poole), Kenneth J. Warren (Deane)
Similar movies  Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing appear in I - Monster and The Creeping Flesh

I, Monster is a 1971 British horror film directed by Stephen Weeks (his feature debut) for Amicus Productions. It is an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, with the main characters' names changed to Dr. Charles Marlowe and Mr. Edward Blake.

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Plot

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Psychologist Charles Marlowe (Lee) invents a drug which will release his patients' inhibitions. When he tests it on himself, he becomes the evil Edward Blake, who descends into crime and eventually murder. Utterson (Cushing), Marlowe's lawyer, believes that Blake is blackmailing his friend until he discovers the truth.

Cast

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  • Christopher Lee – Dr. Charles Marlowe / Edward Blake
  • Peter Cushing – Frederick Utterson
  • Mike Raven – Enfield
  • Richard Hurndall – Dr. Hastie Lanyon
  • George Merritt – Mr. Poole
  • Kenneth J. Warren – Mr. Deane
  • Susan Jameson – Diane Thomas
  • Marjie Lawrence – Annie
  • Aimée Delamain – Landlady
  • Michael Des Barres – Boy in Alley
  • Lesley Judd – Woman in Alley (uncredited)
  • Ian McCulloch – Man at Bar (uncredited)
  • Production

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    It stars Christopher Lee as the Doctor and his alter ego, and Peter Cushing as Frederick Utterson, a central character in Stevenson's original story. Mike Raven and Susan Jameson also star. It was photographed by Moray Grant, with music by Carl Davis.

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    Peter Duffell who had previously worked for Amicus was offered the movie to direct but turned it down. Finance came from British Lion and the NFFC.

    It was intended to be shown in 3-D utilizing the Pulfrich effect but the idea was abandoned upon release.

    Reception

    The film performed poorly at the box office. Time has been kinder to the film and it is now seen as a very faithful adaptation with Drew Hunt of Chicago Reader listing it as one of Christopher Lee's five best roles.

    References

    I, Monster Wikipedia
    I, Monster IMDbI, Monster Rotten TomatoesI, Monster themoviedb.org


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