The Creeping Flesh

A terrifying journey through the nightmare worlds of evil, insanity and terrible revenge.

The Creeping Flesh (1973)

HorrorScience Fiction

A scientist comes to believe that evil is a disease of the blood and that the flesh of a skeleton he has brought back from New Guinea contains it in a pure form. Convinced that his wife, a Folies Bergere dancer who went insane, manifested this evil he is terrified that it will be passed on to their daughter. He tries to use the skeleton's blood to immunise her against this eventuality, but his attempt has anything but the desired result.

Director: Freddie Francis
Writers: Peter Spenceley, Jonathan Rumbold.

The Creeping Flesh Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.2/10 from 34 votes
Release Date: 1973-02-12
Status: Released
Run time: 94 min / 1:34
Production Companies : World Film Services, Tigon Pictures
Production Country: United Kingdom


Christopher Lee
as James Hildern
Peter Cushing
as Emmanuel Hildern
Lorna Heilbron
as Penelope
George Benson
as Waterlow
Kenneth J. Warren
as Lenny
Duncan Lamont
as Inspector
Harry Locke
as Barman
Hedger Wallace
as Doctor Perry
Michael Ripper
as Carter
Catherine Finn
as Emily
Robert Swann
as Young Aristocrat
Marianne Stone
as Female Assistant
David Bailie
as Young Doctor
Jenny Runacre
as Emmanuel's Wife


Directing Freddie Francis Director
Editing Oswald Hafenrichter Editor
Costume & Make-Up Roy Ashton Makeup Artist
Art George Provis Art Direction
Production Tony Tenser Executive Producer
Camera Norman Warwick Director of Photography
Sound Paul Ferris Original Music Composer
Production Norman Priggen Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Barbara Ritchie Hairstylist
Production Michael P. Redbourn Producer
Writing Peter Spenceley Screenplay
Writing Jonathan Rumbold Screenplay
Production Anne Donne Casting
Camera David Wynn-Jones Focus Puller

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