The Blood Beast Terror (1967)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Horror, Creature Film, Gothic Film, Period Film, Sci-Fi Horror  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1968 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Set during the Victorian era, the film stars Peter Cushing as a Holmeslike detective on the trail of a serial killer. The mystery angle is minimal, since we know virtually from the beginning that the killer is a gigantic....moth! It seems that Wanda Ventham, daughter of addled scientist Robert Flemyng, has spent too much time in her dad's lab, and can turn herself into a malevolent moth at will. Flemyng tries to mollify Ventham by creating a playmate for her-and the result is two murderous moths. Blood Beast Terror was also released as The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood.

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moth, detective, monster, daughter, entomology, giant, insects, investigation, multiple-murder, mystery [whodunit], scientist, Scotland-Yard, serial-killer, transformation