The Info List - Venus Flytrap (film)

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Venus Flytrap (filmed 1966, released 1970) is an American horror film shot partly in Japan. The plot features a mad scientist who uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures. It is known variously as Body of the Prey, and The Revenge of Doctor X (American video box title). Although the film is based on a 1950s screenplay by Ed Wood, he remained uncredited. The film was directed, scripted and produced by Norman Earl Thomson (1915-2000), a pulp fiction writer known for his "Kill Me In" series of paperback novels, published under his pen name Earl Norman. The film is often credited to film editor Kenneth Crane, who had directed the famed 1961 Japanese horror film, The Manster. Confusingly, the American video release erroneously features the major credits for 1969 Philippines production The Mad Doctor of Blood Island.[1] Syndicated movie mocking series Cinema Insomnia
Cinema Insomnia
featuring this film in an episode that premiered on October 31, 2011,[2] Rifftrax
released a version with running commentary (under the Revenge of Dr. X title) on August 21, 2012.


1 Plot summary 2 Cast 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Plot summary[edit] Dr. Bragan (James Craig) is a NASA mathematician working on a mission to outer space. The stress of the mission causes him to have a mental breakdown, so his assistant, Dr. Paul Nakamura (Yagi), suggests he takes a vacation in Japan to recuperate. In Japan, Dr. Bragan stays at a hotel with his beautiful assistant, Dr. Hanamura (Kami), to begin experiments on a plant he brought from America. The plant is a Venus flytrap, and the scientist crosses it with a Japanese carnivorous plant to create a creature that is almost human. Cast[edit]

James Craig as Dr. Bragan Tota Kondo as Customs officer Lawrence O'Neill as American at airport Al Ricketts as Gas station owner Atsuko Rome as Noriko Hanamura (billed as Ako Kami) Edward M. Shannon as Dr. Shannon John Stanley as Dr. Stanley James Yagi as Dr. Paul Nakamura

See also[edit]

List of American films of 1970 Ed Wood
Ed Wood


^ a b Venus Flytrap on IMDb ^ FRED Entertainment. "How Lobo Can You Go?". 

External links[edit]

Venus Flytrap on IMDb Venus Flytrap is available for free download at the Internet Archive

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Filmography Bibliography

Feature films written and directed

Glen or Glenda
Glen or Glenda
(1953) Jail Bait (1954) Bride of the Monster
Bride of the Monster
(1955) Plan 9 from Outer Space
Plan 9 from Outer Space
(1959) Night of the Ghouls
Night of the Ghouls
(1958) The Sinister Urge (1960) Take It Out in Trade (1970) Excited (1970) The Only House in Town (1971) Necromania
(1971) The Young Marrieds (1972)

Short films directed

Final Curtain (1957) The Night the Banshee Cried (1957) Trick Shooting with Kenne Duncan (early 1960s)

Television films directed

The Sun Was Setting (1951) Crossroad Avenger: The Adventures of the Tucson Kid (1953) Boots (1953)

Films written only

The Violent Years
The Violent Years
(1956) The Unearthly
The Unearthly
(1957) The Bride and the Beast (1958) Revenge of the Virgins (1959) Anatomy of a Psycho
Anatomy of a Psycho
(1960) Shotgun Wedding (1963) Orgy of the Dead
Orgy of the Dead
(1965) One Million AC/DC (1969) The Love Feast (1969) The Snow Bunnies (1970) Venus Flytrap (1970) Class Reunion (1972) The Undergraduate (1972) The Cocktail Hostesses (1972) Drop-Out Wife (1972) Five Loose Women (1974) The Beach Bunnies (1976) Hot Ice (1978)

Posthumous films

Crossroads of Laredo (filmed 1948, released 1995) Hellborn (filmed mid-1950s, released 1993) Take It Out in Trade: The Outtakes (filmed 1970, released 1995) I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (written 1970s, released 1999)


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Ed Wood
Ed Wood

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