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The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

 -  Horror  -  1959 (Turkey)
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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 ... See full summary »

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William Reynolds ...
Gordon Hawthorne
Andra Martin ...
Linda Madison
Jeffrey Stone ...
Hank Huston
Carolyn Kearney ...
Jessica Burns
Peggy Converse ...
Flavia McIntyre
Robin Hughes ...
Gideon Drew
James Anderson ...
Boyd Abercrombie
Charles Horvath ...
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Forrest Lewis ...
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 film of director Will Cowan. See more »

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Remade as La cosa que no podría morir (2000) See more »

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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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