Monday, February 20, 2017
A Quick Look: THE CREEPING FLESH
THE CREEPING FLESH was an interesting, if not overly successful, British offering. In the film, Peter Cushing discovers the skeleton of an ancient man-like creature that from all appearances was quite advanced yet extremely savage. While cleaning the bones, he discovers that application of water restores flesh to the ancient bones, complete with living blood. There's some interesting bits from there, but the film's twist ending is somewhat underwhelming. Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are the main highlights, as is usually the case when they are cast. Perhaps the main hindrance is that the concept isn't fully exploited, and the film plays more to psychological thriller than monster-on-the-loose. That might work well in another picture, but this one just feels unfulfilling.