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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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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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The grave can't hold it ...nothing human can stop it! 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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Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Christopher Lee/Meat Loaf (1978) See more »

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Certain to be a Classic
14 June 1999 | by (Tempe, Arizona) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you mix one part "Evil Dead" and one part "Bonanza"? You get "The Thing that Couldn't Die"! A horror (?) film set on a ranch that apparently doesn't grow or raise anything. I must say that the film works on a cheesy level and is quite entertaining.

My favourite part is when a large branch falls onto a victim and the gang is trying to figure out what caused it. The goofy heroine concludes that it must be an "evil wind". HAHAHAHAHA! Its lines like this that make Dr. Evil's (Austin Powers) comments about evil petting zoos hilarious.

This is one of those movies that will keep you laughing at all the classic horror cliches and poor special effects.


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