Fiend Without A Face (1958)
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An American airbase in Canada provokes resentment amongst the nearby residents after fallout from the nuclear experiments at the base are blamed for a recent spate of disappearances. A captain from the airbase is assigned to investigate, and begins to suspect that an elderly British scientist who lives near the base and conducts research in the field of mind over matter knows more than he is letting on about the unseen killer.
New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends! ...Taking form before your horrified eyes!
Title: Fiend Without A Face
Release Date: July 03, 1958
Runtime: 74 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With F
MPAA Rating: Approved
Marshall Thompson ...Major Cummings
Kynaston Reeves ...Prof. Walgate
Kim Parker ...Barbara Griselle
Stanley Maxted ...Col. Butler
Terry Kilburn ...Capt. Chester (as Terence Kilburn)
James Dyrenforth ...Mayor
Robert MacKenzie ...Const. Gibbons
Peter Madden ...Dr. Bradley
Gil Winfield ...Dr. Warren
Michael Balfour ...Serg. Kasper
Launce Maraschal ...Melville
Meadows White ...Ben Adams (as R. Meadows White)
E. Kerrigan Prescott ...Atomic Engineer (as Kerrigan Prescott)
Lala Lloyd ...Amelia Adams
Shane Cordell ...Nurse
Sheldon Allan ...Sentry
Alexander Archdale ...Minister
Tom Watson ...Technical sergeant
Herbert J. Leder
Amelia Reynolds Long
More Movie Taglines:
- New Horrors! Mad Science Spawns Evil Fiends! ...Taking form before your horrified eyes!
- Prof. R. E. Walgate: What have I unleashed?
- This 1958 British production was based on "The Thought-Monster" by Amelia Reynolds Long, which was published in the classic American pulp magazine "Weird Tales" in 1930.
The Criterion Collection DVD has a hidden gag on it added by the authors. If you check the disc name/ID on a PC through various means, the ID reads AFIENDINNEEDISAFIENDINDEED, i.e. "A fiend in need is a fiend, indeed".
"Fiend Without a Face" created a public uproar after its premiere at the Ritz Theater in Leicester Square. The British Board of Film Censors has already demanded a number of cuts before granting it the "X" certificate.
In the USA, MGM distributed this film second on a double-bill with Torpedo Run (1958) starring Glenn Ford and Ernest Borgnine.
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