The Body Snatcher

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Body Snatcher (1945, USA) is a Horror film directed by Robert Wise.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1945
  • B&W
  • Running time: 78 minutes
  • Production and Distribution Co.: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Directed by Robert Wise
  • Written by Philip MacDonald and Val Lewton, from Robert Louis Stevenson's novel
  • Starring; Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell

Plot Summary

  • A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.


  • INVADED!...the sanctuary of the Dead! the Hero of Horror!...and the Master of Menace!
  • No punches pulled...No details hidden...No facts sugar-coated in this startling and horrific expose of the methods used by surgeons years ago to get bodies for dissection!
  • The Screen's Last Word in Shock Sensation!
  • Not Hollywood Bunk - But Dramatized From Unthinkable FACTS of Record!
  • Foul Traffic in Dead Bodies.
  • Foul Fingers Crimson with Dead Men's Blood!
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