In this highly recommended horror movie, reactionary cop Inspector Colquhoun (Donald Pleasence) investigates mysterious disappearances in the London Underground and makes the startling discovery that a colony of cannibals has existed in the creepy tunnels since a Victorian cave-in disaster.
At the film’s bloody heart is Hugh Armstrong’s remarkably nuanced performance as ‘The Man’, the last remaining descendant of Victorian railway workers buried alive during construction work a century earlier.
Christopher Lee has a cheeky cameo as an MI5 mandarin.
Chicagoan Gary Sherman has never directed a better film than this grisly frightener (his directorial debut) which provides dark scares while presenting an effective commentary on violence.
Considered strong stuff in its day, this criminally underrated slice of British horror manages to be eerie, touching, melancholy and imaginative to a degree rarely seen in the genre.
Released in some countries under the title Raw Meat.
Detective Sgt. Rogers
James Manfred OBE
The Man’s Wife
Policewoman Alice Marshall