With it being the centenary of his birth and all, it would be pretty rude if this year’s Frightfest didn’t include some passing nod to genre legend Peter Cushing.

Well, those mischievous Frightfest bods have gone one step further by getting their blood-stained hands on a restored print of 1968 cult classic Corruption, starring the great man himself.

A far cry from the more genteel fare served up by Hammer, Corruption sees Cushing star as Sir John Rowan, a surgeon who stumbles across the fact that he may be able to restore the beauty to his burns-scarred girlfriend’s face by murdering other women and extracting fluids from the pituitary gland.

But as the bodies pile up things get even deadlier, with death and destruction at every turn.

The trailer hints at the craziness of Cushing’s performance, drawn out by director Robert Hartford-Davis, who also turned out the likes of Black Gunn and The Black Torment.

Also starring the likes of Sue Lloyd and Kate O’Mara, the restored print of Corruption gets a special screening on Sunday, August 25.

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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle