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A young woman is driving alongside a lake. She has an accident and the car plunges into the water. Her body is then possessed by the spirit of an 18th-century witch who was killed by local villagers, and is bent on avenging herself on them. Written by
Horrified by the outrageously comical final car chase scene shot by the second unit, director Michael Reeves reluctantly decided to keep it without a cut, not only because it couldn't be re-shot for budget reasons but also because the film's 75-minute running time was short enough as it was. See more »
When drowning the witch using the dunking machine, the witch appears to be in no danger of drowning. The water never quite reaches her head. See more »
On the face of it, this film would seem to have a lot going for it. First up we've got a role for the great Barbara Steele, and second of all the director is Michael Reeves; the same man behind the horror classic Witchfinder General. However, The She-Beast can only be described as a colossal failure. Naturally, this movie is pure cheese; but it's not enjoyable cheese as the film isn't merely crap - it's painfully crap. The story is sadly boring, the special effects are terrible; the acting is rubbish, the direction is rubbish and there is very little in the way of redeeming elements. Not even Barbara Steele can save this film, as she only appears for a few minutes and Michael Reeves doesn't make the best use of her during this time. Interestingly, Reeves used a big horror star in every one of his four films; Witchfinder General has Vincent Price, The Sorcerers featured Boris Karloff and Castle of the Living Dead has Christopher Lee; but unfortunately, the female horror icon has been sold short as The She-Beast is absolute garbage, and I seriously see no good reason to waste your time with it. Not recommended.
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