REVIEW: The Reptile (1966)

The Reptile

TITLE: The Reptile


DIRECTOR: John Gilling

CAST: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel and Ray Barrett

PLOT: When a man’s brother dies, he and his wife decide to move into the inherited cottage in a small Cornish village. They discover the village is under seige from a snake-like monster!

FUN FACT:  Roy Ashton’s makeup for the creature used appliances made from a mold taken of real snakeskin.

Author: The Spooky Isles

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  1. I first saw this film back in the day when BBC used to show double bills of horror on a Saturday night. I was in my early teens and it scared the shit out of me. I remember having nightmares for weeks after, Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, none of these had that effect.

  2. A good old fashioned monster flick.
    The snake mask startled me when I first saw it and I still find it disturbing.
    There is a cavern sceen with caged animals for her post-shed feeding that I always find uncomfortable to watch-and yet I always make time for this when it plays on TCM.

  3. Such a chaos of emotions – a fave Hammer of mine. I wish it was better known.

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