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The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1957 (USA)
A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.


(as Ronnie Ashcroft)


(story and screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Marilyn Harvey ...
Jeanne Tatum ...
Shirley Kilpatrick ...
Ewing Miles Brown ...
Brad Conley (as Ewing Brown)


Crooks take over the country house of a geologist after they have kidnapped an heiress where they plan to hold her until the ransom is collected. Soon, they hear an explosion in the woods nearby that turns out to be a spaceship containing a glowing blonde alien with a skintight metallic suit, high heels, lipstick, and incredible eyebrows. She kills with her touch, which contains radium poisoning. Written by lisakoffler1967@gmail.com

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A creature from beyond the stars. EVIL... BEAUTIFUL... DEADLY...!


Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi


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1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Naked Invader  »

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$18,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Ray Mercer Company created the image of the alien spacecraft using a diffused shot of a lit match. See more »


When Dick (the geologist hero) rushes out of the shack clutching the flask containing acid bomb he has just made, the bottle in the exterior shot is a different shape to the one he has in his hand when he leaves (and in the next shot returns to) the interior. See more »


Nat Burdell: The way you keep puttin' your foot in your kisser, it's a wonder you don't get athlete's mouth!
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Edited into Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

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Well...I've seen worse
15 January 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a very bad low-budget film, but at least it can brag that there are indeed worse films out there. Not many, of course, but films like THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS, MANOS HANDS OF FATE and DIE-HARD Dracula are just few films that managed to be significantly worse than THE ASTOUNDING SHE-MONSTER--though this isn't saying much! The film begins with a radioactive killing machine being sent to Earth from a nearby galaxy. At the same time back on Earth, a rich lady is kidnapped by a really stupid gang. When the radioactive lady arrives, she just happens to arrive at the same isolated cabin when the kidnappers are holed up--forcing nice guy Robert Clarke to do what they say or die. However, when the kidnappers discover the radioactive lady, she begins killing them off one by one until it's just Clarke and the kidnapped lady. Will they be able to defeat the radioactive lady or will they, too, soon assume room temperature? Tune in...if you really care.

This is a really cheesy film. As for the 'she-monster', she's a lady in a sexy spandex-style jumpsuit with cool alien eyebrows (sort of like Spock). To make her look even more alien, they decided in a brilliant move to make her blurry all the time. A lousy special effect but it managed to make her look not quite like she really was--just some untalented lady in a silver leotard-like outfit--which isn't exactly scary. It's all rather dumb and has absolutely no depth, but worth seeing for bad movie lovers like myself.

By the way, there really is such a thing called Aqua Regia and Clarke apparently did have the correct recipe in the film. Yikes!

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