Doctor Blood's Coffin

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Doctor Blood's Coffin
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Produced by George Fowler
David E. Rose (executive)
Edward Small (executive)
Written by James Kelly
Peter Miller
Based on original story and screenplay by Nathan Juran (as "Jerry Juran")
Starring Kieron Moore
Hazel Court
Ian Hunter
Music by Buxton Orr
Cinematography Stephen Dade
Edited by Antony Gibbs
Caralan Productions Ltd.
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s) 1961 (UK)
1962 (USA)
Running time 92 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Doctor Blood's Coffin is a 1961 British horror film directed by Sidney J. Furie.[1]


Peter Blood (Kieron Moore) is a young doctor who experiments with bringing the dead back to life. His early subject is the deceased husband of Linda Parker (Hazel Court), a woman he is attracted to. Hidden in a Cornish tin mine, he conducts his ghastly experiments using curare to remove living, beating hearts from undeserving people in order to bring the deserving dead back to life.[2]



Nathan Juran wrote the script and sold it to Sidney J Furie, who had it rewritten. Furie set up the film at Caralan Productions and signed a distribution deal with United Artists. It was one of the last movies to be shot at Nettleford Film Studios.[3]


  1. ^ 'Dr. Blood's Coffin' Could Well Be Buried Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 29 Apr 1961: 14.
  2. ^ Russell, Jamie (2005). Book of the dead: the complete history of zombie cinema. FAB. p. 56. ISBN 978-1-903254-33-2. 
  3. ^ John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 111-115

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