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The Body Beneath
The Body Beneath

The Body Beneath 1970


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The Body Beneath 1970 15

74 mins United Kingdom

"Sexually rampant ghouls, depraved souls... and blood red roses!", screamed the poster for American filmmaker Milligan's Gothic masterpiece. Shot at Highgate Cemetery and at a Hampstead house, this is a deliciously strange and trashy concoction, replete with ornately odd midnight vampire convention, gory death by knitting needle, and sinister hunchback. A bewildering feast for the senses.

This title is also available on the DVD/Blu-ray 'Nightbirds' in the BFI Flipside collection.


Jacqueline Skarvellis

Berwick Kaler

Colin Gordon


Horror Horror Horror


Horror Men of Violence Monstrous


15 Contains infrequent strong sex and horror




United Kingdom



Production company

Cinemedia Films

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