Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability. Written by
In the latter part of the picture, police Lieutenant James listens to a conversation he had with Dr. Lombardi on a tape recorder. He actually asked for the recorder some time *after* he spoke with Lombardi, so who recorded the conversation? See more »
[to Lombardi about Erickson]
I have found the power to resist you. He has given it to me.
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The She-Creature is typical of the stuff American International were making at this time and is one of their better efforts.
A series of murders are the result of a rather nasty prehistoric monster that keeps coming up from the ocean. This is actually a woman in a past life, under hypnosis. As more killings take place, the hypnotist gets the blame for the murders but the monster kills him at the end and everything returns to normal.
The monster suit looks surprisingly quite good and was the responsibility of Paul Blaisdell, who designed and played a lot of the monsters in these sort of movies.
The movie has quite a good cast: Chester Morris, Falcon actor and sci-fi/horror regular Tom Conway (Cat People, The Atomic Submarine), Cathy Downs (The Amazing Colossal Man, Missile To the Moon), Lance Fuller (This Island Earth), Marla English (Voodoo Woman)and Ron Randell.
The She-Creature is worth watching, especially if you are a 1950's sci-fi/horror fan.
Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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