REVIEW: The Creeping Flesh (1973)

The Creeping Flesh Poster


TITLE: The Creeping Flesh
YEAR RELEASED: 1973
DIRECTOR: Freddie Francis
CAST: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Lorna Heilbron


REVIEW BY BUSTY McGINTY


I have a theory, that each of the three main ‘horror’ studios of the 1960s and 1970s has an underlying motif which is characteristic of their work.

Hammer, with its luscious Gothic sets and even more luscious ladies in underwired nighties*, was clearly tantalised by the promise of trangressive sex, the experience heightened by the potentially lethal retribution that might follow (see… well, any film with Christopher Lee as Dracula!).

Author: The Spooky Isles

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