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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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Bone-Crushing Terror! Spine-Tingling Chills! See more »

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Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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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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3 February 2012 | by petervasile90See all my reviews

If you love low-budget movies from the '60s and '70s, especially ones with bizarre story-lines and characters, then The Corpse Grinders is a must-see. The concept of the movie is much cooler than the actual movie itself, but that's what makes it fun.

Cats begin attacking their owners, and a doctor and his nurse girlfriend (who both look and act like they are straight out of a vintage porno) suspect the Lotus Cat Food Company for being responsible for the grisly accounts. Meanwhile, the owners of the Company are making numerous trips to the cemetery to spice up their ingredients, and their income.

Not much suspense going on--but bad acting, almost-nude girls, and cool Halloween-ish graveyard mist keep you watching, even if you are getting anxious to get up and actually put your mind to doing something useful.


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