The Flesh Eaters
By Marcus Pan
Another rescue mission by Dark Sky Films
nets this 1964 classic and presses it to DVD. The Flesh Eaters began a
new genre of gore horror, utilizing new shining-model special
effects that havent been seen before. Starring Byron Sanders, Rita
Morley, Barbara Wilkin and with a superb evil scientist portrayal by Martin
Kosleck, the film fuses the fear of the ocean deep with the fear of cold-war
era biological experimentation.
When its discovered that Germany attempted to waylay
the oceans against America with flesh eating bacterial organisms, psychotic
mastermind Kosleck attempts to re-engineer the organisms, and chooses an
uninhabited island where he can run his experiments at will without prying
eyes. With the advent of bad weather and engine trouble, a charter plane pilot,
his drunken actress flyer and the actresses secretary land searching for
shelter, throwing a wrench in the experimental plans.
Duping them into helping him with his experiment, applying
electrical current through the organisms, the scientist creates more than he
bargained for. Pseudo-science indeed, as the electricity gels the DNA of the
creatures together into one
well youll just have to watch the film,
I cant give it all away.
Splatter punks will cherish this DVD, The Flesh
Eaters being one of the first of its kind after all. Fans of modern movies
who rail against the older quiche will not. Its sometimes fun however to
see where movies were forty years ago and witness the glowing special effects,
wacky creatures and more of lost days though. Its also interesting to see
the feelings of the times echoed in movies, as they always will be, with Nazi
scientists and drunken actresses being on peoples minds with the
still-recent end of World War II and the cold war fears of the times.
Dark Sky Films
Post: MPI Media Group, 16101 S 108th Ave., Orland Park, IL, 60467,
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