The Flesh and the Fiends

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The Flesh and the Fiends ★★½ Mania; Fiendish Ghouls; Psycho Killers 1960

Fine adaptation of the Burke and Hare grave robbing legend. Cushing is the doctor who needs corpses and Pleasence and Rose provide them by any means. Highly atmospheric representation of dismal, 19th century Edinburgh. Very graphic for its time. 87m/B VHS, DVD . GB Peter Cushing, June Laverick, Donald Pleasence, George Rose, Dermot Walsh, Renee Houston, Billie Whitelaw, John Cairney, Michael Balfour; D: John Gilling; W: John Gilling, Leon Griffiths; C: Monty Berman; M: Stanley Black.