Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Creeping Flesh (1973)

Yes, it has only been a couple days, but it feels like an eternity since I last watched a good horror flick. Today, I decided it had been long enough and dove into the Peter Cushing / Christopher Lee well with The Creeping Flesh from 1973.

Plot/ A Victorian-age scientist returns to London with his paleontological bag-of-bones discovery from Papua New Guinea. Unfortunately, when exposed to water, flesh returns to the bones unleashing a malevolent being on the scientist's family and friends.

Any time that Cushing and Lee work together, it seems that something magical happens. This film is no different. This is pure atmospheric gothic horror featuring a solid script, an interesting storyline, an eerie soundtrack, some stellar performances and some philosophical questioning. Throw in one of Cushing's best roles, a complex plot and some good effects and you have one of the best British horror flicks of the decade.  This is an awesome flick that is definitely worth watching. Check it out!  

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