THE MUTATIONS

(1973 Horror)





Julie Ege, Tom Baker, and Donald Pleasence


I think I did that solely for the money. I have five daughters, and they can be
quite expensive, so one has to keep working and be able to pay the bills.


---Donald Pleasence




ALTERNATE TITLES:

THE FREAKMAKER (US video title)
THE MUTATION
MUTATIONS



CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (Professor Nolter)
TOM BAKER (Lynch)
BRAD HARRIS (Brian)
JULIE EGE (Hedi)
MICHAEL DUNN (Burns)
SCOTT ANTONY (Tony)
JILL HAWORTH (Lauren)
OLGA ANTHONY (Bridget)
LISA COLLINGS (Prostitute)
O.T. (Human Pincushion)
WILLIE INGRAM (Popeye)

Directed by JACK CARDIFF
Written by ROBERT D. WEINBACH and EDWARD MANN
Produced by ROBERT D. WEINBACH



SYNOPSIS:

A mad scientist and his deformed henchman kidnap several people from the countryside and use them as subjects in strange cross breeding experiments.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Professor Nolter---a British university professor turned mad scientist who has developed a way to cross plants and animals to spawn a superior life form.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS PROFESSOR NOLTER
    Photo courtesy of Tim Murphy and John Ellis

  • PLEASENCE INFRONT OF THE CLASS
  • PLEASENCE TESTS HIS EXPERIMENT ON AN ORANGE
  • BRAD HARRIS AND PLEASENCE
  • HARRIS AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE AND TOM BAKER
  • PLEASENCE GETS ATTACKED BY HIS OWN CREATION
  • THE END OF A BAD DAY FOR PLEASENCE
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    REVIEWS:

  • A.H. WEILER (The New York Times)
  • KEVIN THOMAS (The Los Angeles Times)



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---LUMINOUS FILM & VIDEO WURKS
    PAL VIDEO TO BUY---BLACK STAR



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Above photo courtesy of Tim Murphy.

    Photos 1973 GETTY PICTURE CORPORATION / COLUMBIA PICTURES. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





    [ FILM | HOME ]