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The Beast That Killed Women (1965)

Unrated | | Horror | 5 August 1965 (USA)
A giant gorilla terrorizes a nudist camp.




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Uncredited cast:
Judy Adler ...
Girl on Phone (uncredited)
Juliet Anderson ...
Miss Johnson - Undercover Policewoman (uncredited)
Janet Banzet ...
Girl Waiting to Join Camp #2 (uncredited)
Darlene Bennett ...
Girl in Bunk Bed #1 (uncredited)
Dolores Carlos ...
Nudist Wife (uncredited)
Gigi Darlene ...
Blonde in Lower Bunk (uncredited)
Allison Louise Downe ...
Woman at Coffee Bar / First Victim (uncredited)
Marlene Eck ...
Blonde in Upper Bunk (uncredited)
Christy Foushee ...
Girl with Two Men at Pool (uncredited)
Byron Mabe ...
Man in Hospital (uncredited)
Barry Mahon ...
Police Detective / The Beast (uncredited)
Joni Roberts ...
Girl by Painting #1 (uncredited)
June Roberts ...
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Sandra Sinclair ...
Blonde at Bonfire (uncredited)
Marlene Starr ...


A giant gorilla terrorizes a nudist camp.

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5 August 1965 (USA)  »

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The Beast That Molested Women  »

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Did You Know?


This movie's title is listed on a theater marquee in the background of a scene in the Hawaii Five-O (1968) episode "...And They Painted Daisies on His Coffin" from November 1968. The marquee is evident for some time through the window when Chin Ho questions a man in a seedy pool hall. See more »


A short way into the film a group sit round a fire at night watching a girl dancing, the fire keeps alternating between piled high and almost burned out. See more »


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So Incredibly Bad It's Quite Hilarious At Times
29 March 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Beast That Killed Women (1965)

** (out of 4)

The setting is a nudist camp in Miami where the members have a swell time spending their days walking around naked, swimming, square dancing and playing a variety of other sports. All of this happiness quickly turns to terror when a killer gorilla shows up and starts killing people.

THE BEAST THAT KILLED WOMEN is probably one of the better known releases from Something Weird Video because it qualifies as one of the worst movies ever made but also one of the most entertaining in a so-bad-it's-good kind of way. While watching this movie the first thing that came into my mind was how much it must have sucked wanting to see nudity back in the day because you would have to submit yourself to these types of movies. The next thing that came into my mind is how thin the entire plot is but this was to be expected because the only real goal here was to show nude bodies and there's no question that we get a lot of that.

Again, everything in this movie is pretty awful from the acting to the directing to the plot to the horrible score but in all honesty no one is watching this for "that" stuff. The movie contains non-stop nudity and it's often done is such childish ways that you can't help but laugh. Just check out the first real bits of nudity where the camera pretty much just stays in place while naked people walk in front of it. I guess you can say the director was an equal opportunist nudist because it's woman, man, woman and then man again. There are countless scenes of people just walking in front of the camera and the most hilarious moment comes when there's a towel on top of a wall for some reason and two women must jump in order to try and get it. Oh, then let's not forget that the women sleep on bunk beds and near the end when the gorilla is running loose this gives them a reason to get into the same bed.

Speaking of the gorilla, the man-in-a-gorilla suit routine is never scary here and in fact it's going to get more laughs than anything else. I'm not sure what actor was inside the suit but I'm curious as to what drugs were in his system because this is one wild and crazy gorilla. The outfit is obviously fake and they never try to hide this. As you can tell, there are a lot of bad things with this film but at just 60-minutes the film moves rather good and there's no question that there are enough laughs here to keep you entertained as long as you don't take it too serious.

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