The Mutations

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  • Horror films
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Tired sci-fi horror in which students live in Prince of Wales Drive and drive Jaguars, while their professor (Pleasence) uses human beings, procured for him by a grotesquely deformed Tom Baker, to further his experiments in plant-animal mutations. Shades of Tod Browning's Freaks as the results get hived off into Michael Dunn's sideshow. The moral stretches no further than don't carve up your own students: two in a week and everything starts to go wrong, including the plot. Scott Antony ends up a cross between a lizard and a Venus Flytrap; Julie Ege has a fair bash at acting, gives up in face of all the silliness, and takes off her clothes instead.

Release details

Duration: 92 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jack Cardiff
Screenwriter: Robert D Weinbach, Edward Mann
Cast: Donald Pleasence
Tom Baker
Brad Harris
Julie Ege
Michael Dunn
Scott Antony
Jill Haworth
Olga Anthony