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The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

 

Set in 19th century Victorian England, this thoughtful Dickensian thriller is based on a screenplay by Dylan Thomas. Timothy Dalton stars as Dr. Thomas Rock, an anatomy professor and physician whose noble intentions of bettering society are eclipsed by his professional need for fresh corpses. The doctor hires a pair of thugs to rob graves to supply him with fresh cadavers for his research, but theĀ  maggot-ridden, decomposed nature of their deliveries prompts him to offer higher prices for fresher corpses. Looking the other way when his employees deliver still-warm bodies, the doctor begins to pay them to murder people--all in the name of medical research.

 

 

 

 

 

The Doctor and the Devils