I Eat Your Skin
|I Eat Your Skin|
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|
|Music by||Lon E. Norman|
|Edited by||Larry Keating|
Del Tenney Productions
|Distributed by||Cinemation Industries|
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.
- William Joyce as Tom Harris
- Heather Hewitt as Jeannie Biladeau
- Betty Hyatt Linton as Coral Fairchild
- Dan Stapleton as Duncan Fairchild
- Walter Coy as Charles Bentley
- Robert Stanton as Dr. Biladeau
- Vanoye Aikens
- Matt King
- Rebecca Oliver
- Don Strawn as leader, calypso band
- George-Ann Williamson
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.
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". Paul Pritchard of DVD Verdict wrote, "This is just the type of cheap crap that sullies the good name of exploitation cinema." 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."
- 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.
- Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 83–84. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.
- Cornelius, David (2009-08-18). "Mad Monster Rally". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
- Pritchard, Paul (2010-11-26). "The Swamp Of The Ravens / Zombie". DVD Verdict. Retrieved 2015-02-03.