The Body Beneath (1970)

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A family of vampires takes over an estate known as Carfax Abbey. Since inbreeding is destroying the family line, they need new blood to keep the family going, so they set out to find new sources.


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  • Berwick Kaler and Gavin Reed in The Body Beneath (1970)
  • Berwick Kaler and Gavin Reed in The Body Beneath (1970)
  • Gavin Reed in The Body Beneath (1970)
  • Berwick Kaler and Susan Clark in The Body Beneath (1970)
  • Gavin Reed in The Body Beneath (1970)

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16 January 2008 | The_Void
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| More utter crap from Andy Milligan
Andy Milligan has firmly established himself in my mind as probably the worst horror director of all time. Despite making decent sexploitation flick 'Seeds' in 1968, Milligan has succeeded only in boring me to death with the rest of his crappy oeuvre since then, and this film is certainly no exception. I really don't understand this director at all; it seems like he's trying to make some sort of point as his films all have a similar style, but somehow nothing comes out of them but boredom. Take the plot pace of this film as an example; it's painfully slow and the dialogues are delivered by actors who sound like they're close to death. Quite how Milligan made this film and didn't realise how dull it was is anyone's guess...my only thought on the matter is that perhaps it was the director's intention to torture his audience? The plot supposedly revolves around vampires but for all I care they could have been clowns, postmen, FBI agents or French maids...it doesn't really matter. No film made with as little enthusiasm as this is ever going to be interesting, and after seeing five Milligan films; I doubt I'll be seeing another.

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