The Reptile

The Reptile
  • 1966
  • UK
  • 1h 26min
  • Directed by: John Gilling
  • Written by: Anthony Hinds (writing as John Elder)
  • Cast: Noel Willman, Jennifer Daniel, John Laurie
  • Language: 15

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The Reptile is an atmospheric, second division Hammer chiller set in a 19th century Cornish village. When Harry Spalding arrives with his new bride, the villagers lock their doors and close their mouths. Harry's late brother is just one of the victims in a spate of unexplained deaths. The locals suspect plague but Harry's investigations uncover a deadly curse and introduce a new monster to the Hammer pantheon. A florid gothic chiller complete with a rubbery creature, a wonderfully hammy John Laurie as Mad Peter and some old-style, full-throttle melodrama.

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