I Eat Your Skin

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I Eat Your Skin
I Drink Your Blood I Eat Your Skin.jpg
Theatrical release poster advertising a double feature of I Drink Your Blood and I Eat Your Skin
Directed by Del Tenney
Produced by Del Tenney
Written by Del Tenney
Starring
Music by Lon E. Norman
Cinematography Ed Gibson
Edited by Larry Keating
Production
company
Del Tenney Productions
Distributed by Cinemation Industries
Release date
  • 1964 (1964)
(but not released until 1970)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English

I Eat Your Skin (original title: Zombies) is a 1964 horror film directed by Del Tenney. It was shot in Florida under the title Caribbean Adventure to disguise the fact it was a zombie film.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

Writer Tom Harris arrives on a beautiful island in search of material on voodoo legends for his novel. He unfortunately stumbles onto the secret laboratory of a mad scientist who is experimenting on reversing the aging process.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was not released until 1970, six years after it was finished in 1964. Film distributor Jerry Gross bought it, paired it on a double feature with I Drink Your Blood and renamed it I Eat Your Skin, although the two films have nothing in common. Previous titles of the film include Zombie Bloodbath and Voodoo Blood Bath.[2]

Reception[edit]

In a review of a box set, David Cornelius of DVD Talk wrote, "The film was produced in 1964 but went undistributed for six long years, and one look explains why: it's an utterly square attempt at early-60s hipness".[3] Paul Pritchard of DVD Verdict wrote, "This is just the type of cheap crap that sullies the good name of exploitation cinema."[4] In The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle wrote, "Never mind the title—this is as mild as horror gets, and nobody eats any skin."[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weaver, Tom. Del Tenney Interview in Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: The Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews, pg. 352, McFarland, 2000.
  2. ^ a b Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 83–84. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 
  3. ^ Cornelius, David (2009-08-18). "Mad Monster Rally". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 
  4. ^ Pritchard, Paul (2010-11-26). "The Swamp Of The Ravens / Zombie". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-02-03. 

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