Anton Diffring’s perverse cosmopolitan charm carries this batty Hammer film about a belle époque predator who salvages the glands of his victims to preserve himself far beyond an ordinary lifespan. A perfect companion to Circus of Horrors, also starring Diffring.
From Hammer Films ca. 1965. A gawping, strawberry blond Donald Sutherland plays a more vacuous version of Simple Jack alongside Stefanie Powers as the plucky yet oddly anodyne American beauty visiting her dead fiance’s psychotic mother– the inimitable Tallulah Bankhead speaking in a voice seasoned by two million unfiltered cigarettes.
The Mud-men are pretty kick ass.