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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  19 May 1958 (USA)
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When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

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Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry who left her once but came back to her when he needed money. It hasn't stopped him from continuing his affair with Honey Parker and Nancy knows it. After a confrontation at a local bar, Nancy takes off in her car and has an encounter with a large sphere on the road. There have been rumors of UFOs in the area but no one will believe her. After a second encounter, Nancy grows to an amazing size. More than enough to get her revenge. Written by garykmcd

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A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave of horror! A terrifying masterpiece of shock and chills! See more »

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19 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman  »

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Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$480,000 (USA)
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The movie was shot in eight days for $89,000, which was $10,000 under budget. See more »

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When Nancy is lying on the ground dead, one of her eyelids moves. See more »

Quotes

Nancy Archer: I know where my husband is! He's with that woman!
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So Bad, It's Good!
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This campy 1950s sci-fi film has turned into a real cult classic. The film is so bad - horrible special effects and terrible dialog - that it is a hoot to watch. It's so terrible it's fun to watch. Instead of scary you, the corny dialog just makes you laugh out loud.

I forget whether this film was made to be serious but at this point, it's like an Ed Wood film: so terrible that you laugh through the entire thing, making it a good comedy. As a bonus for guys, you get to ogle Allison Hayes, who looks good at any height!

I am amazed this movie is not available on DVD. If it wasn't well-known, they certainly wouldn't have bothered with a re-make.


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