The Blood Beast Terror


Action / Horror

IMDb Rating 5.1 10 949


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Peter Cushing as Detective Inspector Quennell
Wanda Ventham as Clare Mallinger
Kenneth Colley as James
David Griffin as William Warrender
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1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hwg1957-102-265704 6 / 10

"There were some very strange goings on there"

A Tigon production (as in an imitation of Hammer Films) that concerns a series of mysterious deaths in a small town. Men are being attacked but by what. An eagle? The eventual answer that emerges is a bit risible but the film directed by veteran Vernon Sewell is not bad but not that good either. The low budget shows though Stanley A. Long's cinematography is crisp and colourful. The monster make-up is ordinary.

Robert Flemyng is suitably intense as Dr. Mallinger, Glynn Edwards as the police sergeant is solid as usual and Roy Hudd gives a hilarious cameo as a mortuary attendant. It also does have Peter Cushing as Inspector Quennell and as always he gives a good performance, even with such thin material to work with and it also has the beautiful Wanda Ventham as Clare, who does charming and strict both equally well. Who would not fall for her? Wanda Ventham never got enough lead roles which was a shame.

There is an amateur play within the film which has a sort of Frankenstein type plot which must have amused Mr. Cushing and I'm afraid to say the play-in-the-film was just as entertaining as the film-around-the-play.

Reviewed by jefuab 4 / 10

The Blood Beast Terror

The Blood Beast Terror Vernon Sewell (1968)

There is a monster on the loose and it's a giant bloodthirsty moth! "It was a horrible creature sir! With big eyes sir! And horrible wings sir, horrible wings sir!" This is what Tigon could produce when on average-mediocre form; it's a well-directed film with a cool lead performance from Horror icon Peter Cushing and an effective, albeit common, score from Paul Ferris. It features the old fashioned and aesthetically pleasing sets indicative of Hammer and Tigon films as well as the theatrical use of lighting and colour.

The problem with this film is it lacks the benefit of originality and the conviction of its makers to invent something that stands out. The Blood Beast Terror owes some of itself to Hammer's "Reptile" (John Gilling, 1966), for example, but is also an amalgamation of a plethora of films and classic stories preceding it (such as Dracula and a strangely overlong play clearly based on Frankenstein). The film was also made shortly after the initial "Mothman" stories in America took off; it could have been an interesting project coming out in conjunction with all that hype had the writers chosen something other than a contrived plot from a terribly well-trodden path starting in the wilds of Africa and ending in a quaint English village with a mad-scientist and an exotic creature.

The Blood Beast itself is very run-of-the-mill. It fits alongside "The Wasp Woman" (Roger Corman, 1959), "The Alligator People" (Roy Del Ruth, 1959) and "The Return of the Fly" (Edward Bernds, 1959), and despite being made ten years later it isn't as good as the other films mentioned. The performer portraying the moth-creature made no visible attempt to act which made the suit look as bad as it was (although infinitely better than Breeders (Tim Kincaid, 1986)) and it seems quite obvious that the titular monster was made humanoid to save money and time on designing puppets and models.

There are a lot of scenes without which the film would have been better; a disappointing direction for the film to have taken after an arresting first 15 minutes. I found the opening scene in Africa most engrossing. There was no dramatic music, only natural sounds over silence, and there was a real tension behind the sublime peacefulness of the setting. I also think that the first attack was successful in conveying mystery and horror. After that I am afraid it is a rather average-mediocre film.

The Blood Beast Terror, although watchable, would have benefited from a more monster-orientated script, a much simpler beast, and more precise editing. Peter Cushing himself remarked that it was the worst film he had ever worked on but, if that is the case- although I disagree, he's been lucky in his career; there's far worse than this.

Reviewed by Rainey Dawn 8 / 10

Highly Underrated Film

I really see no different from this film and other horror films starring the great Peter Cushing. Nor do I see a difference in shape-shifting to a (were)wolf or a moth or a bat - it's still horror and this one is done tastefully as I would expect from a Peter Cushing film of this time era.

Beautiful Gothic imagery, a good suspenseful inspector/detective story blended in quite well with the horror we see on screen. I love some of the music in this film as well - works quite well - eerie sounding. The acting is good - it's as if the actors really believe they are the characters and this really is happening - just the way it is suppose to be, very convincing.

Good late night film - I quite enjoyed this one.


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