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The Corpse Grinders (1971)

When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ted V. Mikels

Writers:

Arch Hall Sr. (screenplay) (as Arch Hall), Joe Cranston (screenplay) (as Joseph Cranston)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Kenney ... Dr. Howard Glass
Monika Kelly Monika Kelly ... Angie Robinson
Sanford Mitchell Sanford Mitchell ... Landau
J. Byron Foster J. Byron Foster ... Maltby
Warren Ball Warren Ball ... Caleb
Ann Noble Ann Noble ... Cleo
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Monk (as Vince Barbi)
Harry Lovejoy Harry Lovejoy ... The Neighbor
Earl Burnam Earl Burnam ... Mr. Desisto
Zena Foster Zena Foster ... Mrs. Babcock
Ray Dannis Ray Dannis ... Mr. Babcock
Drucilla Hoy Drucilla Hoy ... Tessie
Charles Fox Charles Fox ... Willie (as Charles 'Foxy' Fox)
Stephen Lester Stephen Lester ... The Mortician
William Kirschner William Kirschner ... B.K. - Mort. Asst.
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Storyline

When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a taste for human flesh, and tabbies are tearing out throats all over town. Written by Ray Hamel

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Taglines:

Turns Bones and Flesh of Young Lovelies Into a Screaming Macabre Blood Death! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flesh Grinders See more »

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Budget:

$47,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a 1971 radio ad, they announced to see this film the viewer needed to sign a waiver before you entered the theater, saying you are assured of your mind, sound and body, and the theater or distributor's cannot be liable if a person was horrified so greatly you became ill. See more »

Quotes

Caleb's wifey: [watching Caleb bring another body in the back door of their house] Oh not another one!
Caleb: What are you babbling about?
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Connections

Referenced in Final Exam (1981) See more »

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All About The Pussies
14 January 2018 | by ksn-34648See all my reviews

Watched this film last night (and also noticed that it has sequels) and it is as cheesy as everyone says. The whole thing is low-budget and poorly filmed. A cat food company drives its pussy and tom cat customers to bite the hand that feeds them (could be a McDonalds allegory!). Left to investigate are a lone doctor and nurse who care beyond the requirements of their job. The nurse herself is a customer of the Lotus company.

That the film is cheap and the sets and characters, as they are, are severely underdeveloped is not a question. With that said, the premise is fun, how they got the cats to 'attack' is cool and certainly I enjoyed the woman. First of all a thin nurse with big tits who is so kind and proper that she changes all the time (no more lazy nurses walking home in work uniform!). That is a babe right there and what beautiful assets. Then there is the agency secretary who is just plain hot. She has the body of a supermodel and for extra points enters her own apartment through the balcony!!! I imagined that it is my place and she doesn't have my keys (yet!). Only one of the two survives the film.

You will watch and laugh and wonder and be grossed out, but what got me the most is that the poor pussies and toms are being fed food mixed with fabric mixed in. They grind the raw material with underwear on. Why oh why??


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