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She Beast (1966)

The She Beast (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | June 1966 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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(as Mike Reeves)

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(as Michael Byron)
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Veronica
John Karlsen ...
Count von Helsing
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Philip
Mel Welles ...
Ladislav Groper
Joe 'Flash' Riley ...
The She-beast Witch (as Jay Riley)
Richard Watson ...
Comrade Police Lieutenant
Edward B. Randolph ...
Man on Scooter / Man Wearing Red Sweater (as Ed Randolph)
Peter Grippe ...
Policeman
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Groper's Niece (as Lucrezia Love)
Ennio Antonelli ...
Truck Driver (as Tony Antonelli)
Kevin Welles ...
Boy in Flashback
Woody Welles ...
Boy at Cockfight
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Deadlier than Dracula! Wilder than the Werewolf! More frightening than Frankenstein! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

She Beast  »

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Budget:

£15,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As teenagers, Ian Ogilvy and director Michael Reeves were actually school buddies. They had been out of touch for more than a decade, however, when Reeves asked Ogilvy to star in this, his first feature film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 5 (1998) See more »

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historical curiosity
11 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very odd movie - part throwaway horror B-movie, part weird satire on life in communist Yugoslavia. The film-makers seem pretty sure the audience is teen-agers with hormones sizzling and are probably going to spend their entire time in the theater necking; so they don't bother giving us a whole film we can watch straight through.

There are some bits that border on amusing - like the Keystone-Cops tribute in the chase scene - as well as bits that promise something really adventurously scary - having a witch-monster attack a young boy watching a cock-fight offers real opportunities for thrills - which, unfortunately, never show up.

Finally, there's the doddering old man who saves the day; I really came to like this character and thought how wonderful it would have been had the whole movie been about him instead of the stupid tourists. But it's not.

Worth seeing as historical curiosity, otherwise don't bother.


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