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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.

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Featuring

Colin Gordon

Berwick Kaler

Jacqueline Skarvellis

Genres

Horror

Collection

Men of Violence Monstrous

Certificate

15 Contains infrequent strong sex and horror

Released

1970

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Cinemedia Films

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