Friday night at the home drive-in: I Eat Your Skin (1964) or was it (1971)? by #DelTenney w/ #WilliamJoyce #HeatherHewitt (Miss Vermont 1957) & #WalterCoy –I've managed to avoid it for many years.. but tonight's the night I face my fears… #Horror #NotQuiteClassicCinema pic.twitter.com/3qiXgWV99f
— Angus Kohm (@AngusKohm) September 7, 2019
Who doesn’t know the story of this movie? Shot in 1964, but not released until 1971, it was originally titled Zombie, or maybe Invasion of the Zombies, but when producer Jerry Gross needed a second feature to send out with I Drink Your Blood he retitled it to I Eat Your Skin.
I Eat Your Skin got panned in every horror review book I ever read. Terror On Tape, by James O’Neill, gave it one and half stars and noted that the acting was “as gruesome as it gets.” Creature Features, by John Stanley, also gave it one and half stars and said “Credit (or discredit) Del Tenney for writing-producing-directing this mess.” Thanks to reviews like these, I avoided watching I Eat Your Skin for many years. But there was always a nagging voice somewhere in the back of mind telling me that this movie needed to be seen. And since it came as a bonus feature on my super-deluxe blu-ray of I Drink Your Blood, I no longer had any excuse to ignore it. Continue reading