Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 28 Jan 2007
Filmed back-to-back with The Plague of the Zombies, and also set in Cornwall, The Reptile was a problematic film from the outset. The budget was tight, even by Hammer’s standards, and director John Gilling was so dismayed by Anthony Hinds’s script that he rewrote it more or less as he went along. The reptile make-up worn by Jacqueline Pearce and applied by Roy Ashton was also difficult to perfect, and Pearce was recalled for a number of reshoots. Subdued lighting and sharp editing saved the day, and the film was released as the support feature to Rasputin the Mad Monk.