The Creeping Flesh (1973)

Posted: June 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

and you call yourself a scientist!?

“Do you believe in Evil, Doctor? I do not mean Evil as it is commonly understood. I mean Evil as a living organism; as a plague, a disease, which infects humanity…”

Director:  Freddie Francis

Starring:  Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Lorna Heilbron, George Benson, Jenny Runacre, Kenneth J. Warren, Catherine Finn, Robert Swann, Michael Ripper

Screenplay:  Peter Spencely and Jonathan Rumbold

Synopsis:  Professor Emmanual Hildern (Peter Cushing) explains to a colleague his belief that “evil” is not an abstract concept, but a living organism which infects humanity—and how he came to hold that belief… Returning from a year-long expedition to New Guinea, Professor Hildern greets his daughter, Penelope (Lorna Heilbron), with affectionate pleasure, but his focus is upon his work—in particular an extraordinary find which he believes will revolutionise ideas about the descent of man, and perhaps win him the coveted Richter Prize. In his laboratory, the…

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