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The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

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William Reynolds ...
Gordon Hawthorne
Andra Martin ...
Linda Madison
Jeffrey Stone ...
Hank Huston
Carolyn Kearney ...
Jessica Burns
Peggy Converse ...
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Robin Hughes ...
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Charles Horvath ...
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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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Atmospheric B thriller
16 January 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

On a California farm, folks uncover the served head of an evil colonial man which begins to possess people.

A rather inventive story makes this old B film a stand out from the other monster flicks of its day. Director Will Cowan gives this film some compact direction, making a nicely dark atmosphere for the movie, even creating some occasional eeriness and a few good shocks along the way. The music score for this film is the same spooky score used for the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955). The cast is pretty good, Hughes is especially good as the films non-deceased villain. Not a bad watch for those looking for a B flick that's a little different from the average rubber-monster movie.

** 1/2 out of ****


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