The Flesh and the Fiends

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The Flesh and the Fiends
The Flesh and the Fiends FilmPoster.jpeg
A poster bearing the film's American title: Mania
Directed by John Gilling
Produced by Robert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written by John Gilling (story and screenplay)
Leon Griffiths (screenplay)
Starring Peter Cushing
June Laverick
Donald Pleasence
George Rose
Music by Stanley Black
Distributed by Regal Film Distributors (UK)
Valiant (US)
Release dates
  • 2 February 1960 (1960-02-02) (UK)
  • 24 January 1961 (1961-01-24) (U.S.)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Flesh and the Fiends (US title Mania) is a 1960 British horror film starring Peter Cushing as medical doctor Robert Knox, who purchases human corpses for research from an obliging pair named Burke and Hare.[1]



John Gilling had previously written a film on this topic called The Greed of William Hart (1948).


The film was a box office disappointment.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Hamilton, The British Independent Horror Film 1951-70 Hemlock Books 2013 p 61-67

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