So… What’s On Now?! “THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS” (1960)

Alright, My Peeps…

…By A Showing Of Hands…

…How Many Of Y’all Have Even Heard Of…

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Starring…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

??? ???? ???

Hmm.

Not As Many As I’d Hoped…

…Though…

…More Than I’d Expected.

I Suppose That’s Positive…

…Right?

RIGHT!

😉

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Tells Us The Story Of…

DR. ROBERT KNOX

(PETER CUSHING)

…A Brilliant Surgeon Hell Bent On Furthering Medicine And Science In 19TH-Century Edinburgh, Scotland.

You See…

…He Needs Fresh Corpses For His Dissection And Experiments.

He’s Being Supplied By Two Nasty Sorts Of Gents…

BURKE

(GEORGE ROSE)

…And…

HARE

(DONALD PLEASENCE)

!!! !!!! !!!

Sounds Like A Cozy Arrangement, Right?!

Things Carry On Like This Until…

BURKE & HARE

…Begin Running-Out Of Viable Candidates.

So…

…They Turn To Murdering Folks, And Supplying…

DR. KNOX

…With The Freshest Corpses Possible.

BURKE & HARE

…Are Doing This For One Reason…

DR. KNOX

…Pays Very Well For The Bodies They Bring Him.

PETER CUSHING

…Is Spot On As…

DR. KNOX

…But…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…As…

HARE

…Nearly Steals The Whole Show.

I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of Both…

PETER CUSHING

…And…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…And They Do This Little Film A Pant-Load Of Justice.

It’s Entertaining.

It’s Creepy.

It’s Kinda Cheesy In Places.

But…

…For The Most Part…

…It’s Just A Really Good Shocker!!!

I’ll Warn You Now…

…This Is NOT An Easy Movie To Find.

It Took Much Much Time And Patience Before I Was Able To Get The Proper Version.

I Wanted The Slightly Longer…

…Slightly More Shocking…

…Slightly More Fun…

…International Version.

THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS

…Is Totally Worth A Watch…

…And It May Even Merit Multiple Viewings By Some Of Y’all.

I Couldn’t Tell You How Many Times I’ve Seen It…

…But I’ll Venture To Say More Than A Dozen Times.

I Love Most Anything Starring Either…

PETER CUSHING

…Or…

DONALD PLEASENCE

…So It’s A Real Treat For Me To See Two Classic Actors Of The Genera Squaring Off!

Check It Out, My Peeps.

You (likely) Won’t Be Disappointed.

😉

8 responses to “So… What’s On Now?! “THE FLESH AND THE FIENDS” (1960)

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  2. Donald Pleasance must’ve been like 12 in this movie. Peter Cushing was undoubtedly that same age that he was in every single movie he ever did from Dracula to Star Wars.

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