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The Gorgon (1964)

 -  Horror  -  17 February 1965 (USA)
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

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Prof. Karl Meister
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Dr. Namaroff
Richard Pasco ...
Paul Heitz
Barbara Shelley ...
Carla Hoffman
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Professor Jules Heitz
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Inspector Kanof
Joseph O'Conor ...
Coroner
Prudence Hyman ...
The Gorgon
Jack Watson ...
Ratoff
Redmond Phillips ...
Hans
Jeremy Longhurst ...
Bruno Heitz
Toni Gilpin ...
Sascha Cass
Joyce Hemson ...
Martha
Alister Williamson ...
Janus Cass
Michael Peake ...
Constable
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In early-twentieth-century middle-Europe, villagers are literally becoming petrified. Although the authorities try to hush the matter up, it is apparent that at the full moon, Megaera, a Gorgon, leaves her castle lair and anyone looking on her face is turned to stone. When this fate befalls a visitor, experts from the University of Leipzig arrive to try and get to the bottom of it all. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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gorgon | stone | full moon | 1900s | legend | See more »

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A Monster With the Power to Turn Living Screaming Flesh Into Stone! See more »

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17 February 1965 (USA)  »

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La gorgona  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released as a double bill with The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1964). See more »

Goofs

Megaera is an Erinýe, or Fury, not a Gorgon. The Gorgons were named Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Namaroff: [Seeing Carla's reaction to his dissecting of a brain] It isn't a pretty sight. Never ceases to amaze me why the most noble word of God, the human brain, is the most revolting to the human eye.
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You've been ... Gorgonized!
1 September 2007 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

Ah women… They mess with your head, break your heart or – as it is the case in "The Gorgon" – turn you to stone! This is one of the only classic movies I've seen featuring a female monster (apart from "Ariel, The Little Mermaid") and that alone is enough reason to check it out. Other damn good reasons to watch "The Gorgon" include: the production company (Hammer), the director (Terence Fisher) and the fact that it's another film pairing two of the most legendary genre icons that ever lived: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Granted, they share very few scenes together and actually Christopher Lee only appears late in the film, but still their mutual presence adds a whole lot of charm to an already intelligent and atmospheric Gothic chiller. In the small & isolated place of Vandorf, people are regularly murdered during the nights when there's a full moon. They're not sucked dry by vampires or shredded to pieces by werewolves, no … they're gorgonized! Literally turned to stone, as a result of looking straight into the eyes of Magdar; one of three ancient gorgon-creatures with serpents in her hair and suffering from a severely ghoulish personality. University professor Jules Heitz, as well as his son Paul, tries to investigate the peculiar murder cases, but they're obstructed the entire townsfolk and particularly the nervous local Dr. Namaroff (Cushing). Only when the arrogant and straightforward professor Karl Meister (Lee) arrives to help Paul with his investigation, progress is made. "The Gorgon" benefices from the original choice for a monster as well as from the brisk performances and direction. The set pieces and filming locations are visually striking and deeply impressive, most notably all the sequences that take place inside autumn gardens and nearby old castle ruins. My only complaints concern the lack of Grand Guignol, the rather tacky make-up job on Prudence Hyman and the abrupt & disappointing climax. The actual Gorgon creature doesn't look terrifying at all, which is quite a shame.


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