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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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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 MOST TERRIFYING MONSTER EVER! (original print ad - all caps) 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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