TIME IS TERROR
It is anybodys guess what possessed Veronica Lake to choose such a dire and impoverished production as Flesh Feast for a comeback, let alone to act as producer to the film. On screen, she looks sad and aged the film shoots her unglamorously and shows none of her former beauty. The climax of the film does offer the mildly fascinating spectacle of her going bonkers and laughing her head off like a maniac it is the type of acting that were the in-thing for a time in the 1960s after the popularity of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) featuring aged stars going batty but it comes without the layer of self-conscious freakshow appeal.
Flesh Feast is a dire film. It has clearly been shot in someones house where guest bedrooms double as hospital wards. The laboratory consists of a bench with two straps, an oxygen cylinder and two pieces of radio equipment. The entire film hangs on its twist ending the revelation that the secret benefactor of Veronica Lakes flesh-eating maggot rejuvenation treatment is Adolf Hitler but it feels old hat. Sad.
The plot about Nazi scientists attempting to revive Adolf Hitler has been used in a number of other films, including They Saved Hitlers Brain (1964), The Boys From Brazil (1978), The New Avengers episode The Eagles Nest (1976) and Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012).