Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961) - Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hohum Score

88

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People are mysteriously disappearing near a remote Cornish village, where a scientist is experimenting with reviving the dead.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Kieron Moore, Hazel Court
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 6 out of 31 found boring (19.35%)

One-line Reviews (20)

Slow-moving, low-key mad scientist flick about a young doctor joining his father's practice in a small Cornish town.

Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that--even though this was clearly a grade-B horror film from days gone by--I still found it to be somewhat enjoyable all the same as the acting helped to overcome some of the deficiencies in other areas to a certain degree.

Kieron Moore ("Crack in the World") stars as Dr. Peter Blood, an intense scientist determined that his experiments in extending life will be successful.

Slow paced 1960s British horror .

Otherwise it is an entertaining movie.

A full twenty minutes or so of the running time is taken up with a guy CRAWLING – incessant, repetitive, and yawn-inducing.

Furie's film is rather incompetent and overall boring, to be honest.

I found it completely entertaining, and not just as a curiosity.

Dr.Bloods Coffin is so boring it,s depressing.

I think the police here are incredibly stupid because it's obvious who's doing all the killing but with that said, once you get past all the dialogue you're left with a mildly entertaining horror film.

Whilst the screenplay by Nathan Juran,James Kelley and Peter Miller does not shy away from showing its Frankenstein influence,the movie still puts an excellent,fresh spin on the Frankenstein story,with the madness of Peter Blood, (wonderfully performed ruggedly by Kieron Moore) only being see-able in a few,well-paced accidental drop of the mask moments from Blood,who the rest of the time is given a terrific tense mood,as the writers and director start to show the creation that Peter is attempting to secretly make in the forgotten,empty mountains.

Outside the boring dialogue we've got a rather interesting movie.

Its clunky in some of the ways that the revive the dead films are and perhaps things are a bit too contrived, with Hazel Court's rescue being too aptly timed.

The finale, in which Linda's mouldy husband comes back to life is incredibly silly, but easily the most enjoyable part of the film, director Sidney J.

From a technical standpoint, it's a competently made film, but the story is slow and not all that interesting or horrific, at least until the film's climax.

The last 5 minutes it,s a little exciting.

This film should cure anybodys insomnia.

This is a very good and thrilling film.

The rest of the film is unfortunately dull and endlessly repetitive.

Quite a lot, it actually turns out, and not least the clunky script, which routinely AVOIDS every moment of possible excitement in favour of talky, talky, boredom.