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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 19 May 1958 (USA)
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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See a female colossus... her mountainous torso, skyscraper limbs, giant desires! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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19 May 1958 (USA)  »

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$88,000 (estimated)

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$480,000
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They destroyed a 52'ish GM woody wagon instead of the '58 Plymouth wagon. That woody wagon would be actually worth 10 times the value of the Plymouth in the 2015 market. See more »

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Honey hides under the table on her hands and knees but after Nancy drops the beam on it she is suddenly on her back and she is covered by only the tablecloth. See more »

Quotes

Harry Archer: You know, you're going to flip your lid just one time too many with me, Nancy.
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Classic bad movie
5 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

Rich socialite Nancy Archer encounters an alien UFO with a giant while driving on a desolate road. Her husband Harry Archer is cheating on her with Honey Parker. None of the cops believe her but they still have to investigate because of her wealth and power. Some suggests that she should go back to the sanitarium. She drags Harry out to search for the UFO. The giant takes her while Harry gets away. He tries to run away with Honey but the sheriff is suspicious of the missing Nancy Archer. They find her and put her away into the sanitarium. There she grows to be a giant 50 foot woman.

This is more notable for the poster art and the amazingly cheesy title. There isn't anything quite like it. Others come close like 'Snakes on a Plane' or 'Sharknado' or 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes', but this one has the best title of them all. As a movie, this is strictly B-movie horror material. The special effects are almost laughable from the terribly fake giant hands to the badly done optical effects of the giants. The acting is kind of interesting. These actors are trying so hard and taking it so seriously. Sometime they overact, but they never let the silliness of it all take over. It's safe to say that this is a classic bad movie.


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