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Director  Vernon Sewell
Screenplay  Peter Bryan
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Genre  Horror
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Language  English
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Writer  Peter Bryan (screenplay)
Release date  February 1968
Producers  Tony Tenser, Arnold Louis Miller
Cast  Peter Cushing (Detective Inspector Quennell), Robert Flemyng (Dr. Carl Mallinger), Wanda Ventham (Clare Mallinger), David Griffin (William Warrender), Glynn Edwards (Sgt. Allan), William Wilde (Frederick Britewell)
Similar movies  Jurassic World, Interstellar, Mothra vs. Godzilla, Mothra, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Independence Day

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The Blood Beast Terror is a 1967 British horror film released by Tigon in February 1968. In the United States it was released by Pacemaker Pictures on a double-bill with Slaughter of the Vampires as The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood.

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Story

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In 19th century England, a series of grisly murders are taking place in the countryside near London. The victims are good-looking young men, between the ages of twenty and thirty, and all have had their throats torn open and their blood drained. The witness of the latest murder, a coachman named Joe Trigger (Leslie Anderson), is driven insane when he catches a glimpse of the mysterious killer.

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Investigating the deaths are Detective Inspector Quennell (Peter Cushing) of Scotland Yard and his assistant, Sergeant Allan (Glynn Edwards). Because Joe keeps ranting about a horrible winged creature with huge eyes, Quennell hatches a theory that perhaps a homicidal eagle is on the loose. At the scene of the latest killing, several shiny scales are discovered.

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The two latest victims were students of the renowned entomology professor Dr. Carl Mallinger (Robert Flemying), who lives nearby with his daughter Clare (Wanda Ventham), and their butler, Granger (Kevin Stoney). When Quennell brings the scales to Mallinger for identification, Mallinger behaves suspiciously and tries to take all of them. Quennell describes his theory about a killer eagle, but Mallinger dismisses it outright. Quennell is unaware that the entomologist has a pet eagle, which is tormented by sadistic Granger.

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Explorer and naturalist Frederick Britewell (William Wilde) returns from Africa with some moth chrysalids for Dr. Mallinger, and the handsome young adventurer soon becomes a victim of Clare, who is the real murderer; Clare is a "were-moth" and transforms at night to drink the blood of young men. Britewell becomes her latest victim after accompanying her to see a play performed by some of her father's students (which seems to be a spoof of the Hammer Frankenstein genre), but lives long enough to exclaim, "Death's head," to Quennell before he dies. Both Mallinger and Clare claim not to have known Britewell when questioned by Quennell.

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Quennell's superior suggests he takes a holiday and delegate the case to Sgt. Allan, but the Detective Inspector refuses. He reveals his intention to send his daughter Meg to stay with some relatives in Sussex until the investigation is over. As they leave for the railway station, Allan informs Quennell that Dr. Mallinger did in fact know Frederick Britewell, prompting Quennell to perform an immediate search of Mallinger's home. He finds that the scientist and his daughter have left for Upper Higham. He also discovers a cellar filled with human bones, and Granger's corpse.

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Quennell informs his superior he will be taking leave after all: he and Meg go to Upper Highham incognito as a vacationing banker named Thompson and his daughter. Quennell discovers that Mallinger is also incognito as "Dr. Miles". Can he stop Mallinger, who is attempting to create a male were-moth to be a mate for his daughter?

Cast

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  • Peter Cushing as Inspector Quennell
  • Robert Flemyng as Dr. Carl Mallinger
  • Wanda Ventham as Clare Mallinger
  • Vanessa Howard as Meg Quennell
  • Glynn Edwards as Sgt. Allan
  • William Wilde as Frederick Britewell
  • Kevin Stoney as Granger
  • David Griffin as William Warrender
  • John Paul as Mr. Warrender
  • Leslie Anderson as Joe Trigger
  • Simon Cain as Clem Withers
  • Norman Pitt as Police Doctor
  • Roy Hudd as Smiler
  • Russell Napier as Landlord
  • References

    The Blood Beast Terror Wikipedia
    The Blood Beast Terror IMDb The Blood Beast Terror themoviedb.org


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