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The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

Unrated | | Horror | 1959 (Turkey)
A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »

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Gordon Hawthorne
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Linda Madison
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Hank Huston
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Jessica Burns
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Boyd Abercrombie
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Julian Ash
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A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper who was beheaded by Sir Francis Drake. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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It rose from the crypt to slake its monstrous thirst for beauty ... and the power to rule the earth! See more »

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Final feature film for actress Carolyn Kearney. See more »

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The characters claim the farm is isolated. However, the openings credits show the farm is clearly on the outskirts of a small town. See more »

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Gordon Hawthorne: You're not the same girl you were yesterday.
Jessica Burns: Yesterday I was trying to do what was right, I was afraid, but I'm not afraid anymore.
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Campy film deserves cult status
6 March 2007 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. Even though I rated it a "4", that's because the acting, the plot and the budget were all slated to the "B" universe even before this movie was released. But that's OK! It is an entertaining film that has a lot to offer!

I remember what Leonard Maltin said about "Plan 9 From Outer Space": a film so bad that it's great! Lacking the UFO - alien plot, The Thing the Couldn't Die relies on the supernatural (divination, a buried head looking for it's body, hypnosis, etc) to tell it's story. The acting is stilted, the camera work second class and the settings are limited, but boy! what a movie! This film is available in the bootleg market. If you find a copy, buy it!


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