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The She-Creature (1956)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Romance | August 1956 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.

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Andrea Talbott / Elizabeth Wetherby
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Dr. Carlo Lombardi
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Timothy Chappel
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Dorothy Chappel
Lance Fuller ...
Dr. Ted Erickson
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Police Lt. Ed James
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Mrs. Chappel
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Plainclothes Sgt. with Lt. James
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Olaf
Paul Dubov ...
Johnny
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Bob (as Bill Hudson)
Flo Bert ...
Marta
Jeanne Evans ...
Mrs. Brown
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Police Doctor with Prof. Anderson
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Lombardi's Lawyer
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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 garykmcd

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Geschöpf des Schreckens  »

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The dog that walks along the beach with Marla English is, in real life named Spike, and is the same dog who played the title character in Old Yeller (1957). See more »

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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 »

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Andrea Talbott: [to Lombardi] I hate this place. I hate the sound of the ocean. I hate you.
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An endearingly creaky Grade Z 50's creature feature hoot
14 May 2006 | by (The Last New Jersey Drive-In on the Left) – See all my reviews

Powerful, resentful and diabolically clever hypnotist Carlo Lombardi (deliciously played with lip-smacking suave menace by Chester Morris) puts his beautiful lady assistant Andrea (the strikingly lovely Marla English) under his evil spell and causes her to transform into a hideously ugly, scaly, clawed murderous prehistoric she beast (famed 50's monster make-up maven Paul Blaisdell in a fabulously funky rubber suit) which bumps off people he hates. Moreover, Lombardi joins forces with equally amoral greedy rick jerk Timothy Chappel (a nicely wicked portrayal by Tom Conway) so he can achieve fame and fortune predicting the next killing. Boy, is this one enjoyably cruddy low-budget 50's creature feature schlock horror hoot! It's got all the usual bad film vices (or are they virtues?) which make this kind of dross so entertainingly awful: blah direction, incredibly slow pacing, chintzy cinematography, some very poor acting (Lance Fuller as Lombardi's rival gives a performance that's so flat and wooden you can use it as a diving board), a hokey script, a seedy seaside California location, blundering idiot cops, lousy dialogue, a laughably sluggish'n'shambling monster that's more silly than scary, and a rousing cornball spacey'n'spooky score. A bit dull and talky in spots, but overall still loads of delectably cheesy B-horror fun.


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