The Body Snatcher (1945 film)

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The Body Snatcher AKA Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher

Summary

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

Details

Promotional image for The Body Snatcher (1945 film)...

Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: Unrated (perhaps equivalent to PG for mild Violence)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

Perhaps vaguely similar to Lovecraft's less outre work, such as "Into the Vault (fiction)", but generally non-Lovecraftian otherwise...

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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Synopsis (SPOILERS)

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


Notes

Comments, Trivia, Dedication

  • Author Robert Louis Stevenson based his short story on actual events occurring in 19th century England and Scotland, particularly those of grave robbers Burke and Hare.


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