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

Not Rated  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  June 1966 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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John Karlsen ...
Count von Helsing
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 ...
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


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

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


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June 1966 (USA)  »

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She Beast  »

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£15,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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It's witchcraft.
3 March 2004 | by (The Void) – See all my reviews

When an 18th-Century witch is captured by local townsfolk and dispatched in the middle of a like by way of dunking, her final words are that of her return to seek her revenge. Flash forward 200 years , when a woman driving along the same lake is run off the road by unseen forces and possessed by the witch there will be hell to pay.

A fun film with one of the worse witch makeups in movie history. The film has its' endearing moments such as a car chase at the end that reminded me of a Keystone Cops flick. Some cheesy dubbing and even cheesier acting made it enjoyable for me.

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