MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,751 this week

She Beast (1966)
"The She Beast" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Horror  |  June 1966 (USA)
4.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.4/10 from 603 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 35 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Mike Reeves)

Writer:

(as Michael Byron)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

The She Beast (1966) Review
| MoreHorror
Take Three: Barbara Steele
| FilmExperience

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1947 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
a list of 1525 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 01 Oct 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 2875 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "She Beast" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: She Beast (1966)

She Beast (1966) on IMDb 4.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of She Beast.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In a 15th-century feudal village, a woman is accused of witchcraft and put to death. Her beautiful older daughter knows the real reason for the execution lies in the lord's sexual desire ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewska
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

When his brother disappears, Robert Manning pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host is outwardly welcoming - and his niece more demonstrably so - ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell
Stars: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Mark Eden
Good Against Evil (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

ABC-TV pilot about a writer, Andy Stuart, teaming up with an exorcist, Father Kemschler, to battle Satan, and a group of Devil worshipers led by Mr. Rimmin.

Director: Paul Wendkos
Stars: Dack Rambo, Elyssa Davalos, Richard Lynch
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A writer accepts a bet that he cannot spend the night alone in a haunted castle on All Soul's Eve. Once night falls at the castle, several who had been murdered therein return to life, ... See full summary »

Directors: Sergio Corbucci, Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Barbara Steele, Georges Rivière, Margrete Robsahm
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The corpses are piling up at St. Hilda's School for Girls, leaving top cop Michael Rennie with more than the usual suspects. Is the killer Mark Damon? Peeping Tom Luciano Pigozzi? Or ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Stars: Mark Damon, Eleonora Brown, Michael Rennie
Night Fright (1967)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

A government space experiment into the effects of cosmic rays on animal life goes horribly wrong, creating a mutant monster that terrorizes a rural community.

Director: James A. Sullivan
Stars: John Agar, Carol Gilley, Ralph Baker Jr.
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Aristocrat Julian Markham keeps his disfigured brother, Sir Edward, locked in a tower of his house. Occasionaly Sir Edward escapes and causes havoc around the town.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An evil, sadistic count lives in a waterfront castle with his insane family members. One day the survivor of a shipwreck washes ashore near the castle and finds himself a captive there.

Director: Pat Boyette
Stars: Russ Harvey, Helen Hogan, William McNulty
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Evil scientist runs a veritable army of LSD crazed zombies.

Directors: Juan Ibáñez, Jack Hill
Stars: Boris Karloff, Julissa, Carlos East
The Embalmer (1965)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A crazed killer is on the loose in the catacombs of Venice, Italy. He stalks beautiful women, drags them to his underground lair, kills them, then stuffs them and adds them to his "collection."

Director: Dino Tavella
Stars: Maureen Brown, Luigi Martocci, Alcide Gazzotto
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An astronaut is killed on reentry to Earth, but his body is seeded with rapidly gestating aliens.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: John Baer, Angela Greene, Ed Nelson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered... See full summary »

Director: Riccardo Freda
Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Veronica
John Karlsen ...
Count von Helsing
...
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
Lucretia Love ...
Groper's Niece (as Lucrezia Love)
Ennio Antonelli ...
Truck Driver (as Tony Antonelli)
Kevin Welles ...
Boy in Flashback
Woody Welles ...
Boy at Cockfight
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

June 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

She Beast  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

£15,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In order to boost his start in movie-making, a good deal of Michael Reeves' own money covered most of the production costs. 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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A Formidable Film, Worth Rediscovering Thanks to Dark Sky
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An English couple are vacationing in Communist Romania... don't ask me why. After a bad run-in with a local innkeeper appropriately named Groper, they run their car into the lake. The man (Ian Ogilvy) is saved, but pulled up with him is not his wife (Barbara Steele), but a 200-year old witch named Vardella.

Now, the first thing you might be asking is this: why would Dark Sky Films, distributor of some of the finest gems in horror and exploitation, release a film that has been in the public domain for years and not very widely praised? There's a very good answer to that: because Dark Sky, among their many other talents, takes one man's trash and turns it into another man's treasure. They somehow uncovered an original print, and have given us the film in beautiful widescreen with a very nice, crisp picture... and if that isn't enough, they tracked down Ogilvy and Steele for an exclusive audio commentary. (Also, if you're like me, you'll appreciate the subtitles.) Can you beat that?

Seriously, though, the film isn't even bad. The characters are interesting and the story has a smooth flow. Really, it's the characters that sell this film. VonHelsing is an interesting modern incarnation of his namesake. The Romanians have a great comedic value with their communist jokes. After one man is found dead, a policeman turns to another and asks, "Is he talking?" The other says, "No, he's dead." So the first one says, "That's obstruction of justice." And then shortly after we get a chase scene that some critics have frowned on for its silliness, but I wonder if they hadn't been paying attention -- the cops were hilarious throughout the film.

Writer/director Michael Reeves has to be given plenty of credit for this. In his early twenties when he made this (before moving on to his masterpiece, "Witchfinder General"), it's a good tale in the same vein as later Hammer Horror stories. The only real complaint I have is the top billing for Barbara Steele, who only appears in the film for maybe fifteen minutes. I understand her popularity at the time, and she's something of a horror icon, but it's a bit misleading to make her so prominent in the advertising.

Thank you, Dark Sky, for taking what was a film dead in the water and reviving it. Modern horror fans may find it a bit slow and bulky, but anyone who loves the classics will find this appealing with plenty of good scenes and grisly visuals -- eye gouging, impalement... witches beware! A truly enjoyable experience.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
WATCH THIS MOVIE!@ evil_ed80
Discuss She Beast (1966) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?