Sunday, March 5, 2017
DOCTOR BLOOD'S COFFIN (1961)
Rather dull FRANKENSTEIN-rip-off flick from England. The main problem here is that our titular mad doctor, who is actually named Doctor Blood, doesn't bring his walking corpse creature to life until right near the very end of the film so most of it taken up with a bunch of talk about ethics and morals. Not a formula that will deliver maximum thrills and excitement. There are a couple of scenes where the naughty doc is doing heart-removal surgery(you see unlike Dr. Frankenstein, Dr. Blood transplants hearts instead of brains) on fellows who are still alive in a comatose state and have their eyes open during this procedure which is at least a horrific thought even if it's not really depicted all that shockingly. This is one you could most assuredly skip except I believe it's a public domain title and therefore in every collection of cheap-o horror DVD's and on many cheap-ass horror hosts programs out there.
Rated X in England where just about every horror film seems to have been similarly rated!: