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The Corpse Grinders (1971)

When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a ... See full summary »

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Ted V. Mikels

Writers:

Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) (as Arch Hall), Joe Cranston (screenplay) (as Joseph Cranston)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Kenney ... Dr. Howard Glass
Monika Kelly Monika Kelly ... Angie Robinson
Sanford Mitchell Sanford Mitchell ... Landau
J. Byron Foster J. Byron Foster ... Maltby
Warren Ball Warren Ball ... Caleb
Ann Noble Ann Noble ... Cleo
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Monk (as Vince Barbi)
Harry Lovejoy Harry Lovejoy ... The Neighbor
Earl Burnam Earl Burnam ... Mr. Desisto
Zena Foster Zena Foster ... Mrs. Babcock
Ray Dannis Ray Dannis ... Mr. Babcock
Drucilla Hoy Drucilla Hoy ... Tessie
Charles Fox Charles Fox ... Willie (as Charles 'Foxy' Fox)
Stephen Lester Stephen Lester ... The Mortician
William Kirschner William Kirschner ... B.K. - Mort. Asst.
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When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a taste for human flesh, and tabbies are tearing out throats all over town. Written by Ray Hamel

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They Went in People and Came Out Hamburger! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flesh Grinders See more »

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Budget:

$47,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released theatrically in 1982 under the title 'Night of the Howling Beast' as part of a multi-film package called "5 Deranged Features". Also on the bill were Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971) (under the title 'They're Coming to Get You'), The Wizard of Gore (1970) (under the title 'House of Torture'), Creature from Black Lake (1976) and Shriek of the Mutilated (1974). See more »

Quotes

Caleb's wifey: [watching Caleb bring another body in the back door of their house] Oh not another one!
Caleb: What are you babbling about?
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Not as bad as you might think.
27 May 2017 | by OrangieTooDopeSee all my reviews

If you're going to watch movies like this, you have to expect a certain amount of stupidity. You can't question why a surgeon and his nurse/lover spend all their time acting like forensic scientists and cops. You can't question why a cat food factory would leave it's door unlocked all night or why it would have purple and green lights inside.You just have to roll with it. A cat food company that puts humans in its product is a decent idea. The story can get a bit slow at times and maybe you can easily predict what's going to happen but for a fifty year old low budget horror flick, it's not really that bad. I loved that they had a one legged, deaf mute ginger working there. That's was awesome. Not to mention the poster in the owners office that says "Cat Food For Cats Who Like People". That made me chuckle every time I saw it. If you like horror movies, you have to give this a chance.


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