Sunday, 8 September 2013

Doctor Who Vs. The Blood Beast Terror

Short-lived British film company Tigon Films was founded to compete with the Hammer and Amicus features of the Sixties. Their low-budget production, The Blood Beast Terror was released in 1968, and starred horror film legend and cinema's 'Dr. Who' Peter Cushing as Scotland Yard inspector, Quennell (pictured). Here, a scientist has created a creature (masquerading as his daughter) that is capable of transforming into a giant moth and feasting on human blood!
Shown today on the Horror channel, this B-movie featured thirteen other Doctor Who cast links:
  • Wanda Ventham (Clare) played Jean Rook in The Faceless Ones, Thea Ransome in Image of the Fendahl, and Faroon in Time and the Rani
  • David Griffin (Warrender) was Commander Mitchell in The Sea Devils
  • William Wilde (Britewell) was the Draconian Captain in Frontier in Space
  • Kevin Stoney (Granger) was Mavic Chen in The Daleks' Master Plan, Tobias Vaughn in The Invasion, and Tyrum in Revenge of the Cybermen
  • Roy Hudd (Smiler) voiced Max Miller for Pier Pressure (Big Finish, 2006)
  • Simon Cain (Withers) was Curly in The Enemy of the World, and a titular reptilian in The Silurians
  • Robert Cawdron (Chief Constable) was Taltalian in The Ambassadors of Death
  • Kenneth Colley (James) voiced Cristophe Zarodnix for both Sisters of the Flame and Vengeance of Morbius (BF, both 2008)
  • Roy Evans (Porter) was Trantis in The Daleks' Master Plan, Bert in The Green Death, and a Miner in The Monster of Peladon
  • John Scott Martin (Snaflebum) was a stalwart of 'classic' Who, with appearances in a staggering seventy-six episodes - usually as a Dalek operator - from The Web Planet: The Zarbi (1965) to Remembrance of the Daleks (1988), and a complete list of Martin's roles is available at IMDB
  • Michael Mundell (Student) was Jasko in The Invasion of Time
  • Malcolm Rogers (Elliott) was both Count Dracula and a Policeman in The Daleks' Master Plan episodes Journey into Terror and The Feast of Steven
  • Robin Wentworth (Starkadder) was Professor Horner in The Daemons

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