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June 1966 (USA) See more »
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The She Beast (1966) Review
 (From MoreHorror. 25 March 2014, 1:38 AM, PDT)

Take Three: Barbara Steele
 (From FilmExperience. 6 August 2012, 8:50 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Steele ... Veronica
John Karlsen ... Count von Helsing

Ian Ogilvy ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles B. Griffith ... Policeman (uncredited)
F. Amos Powell ... Man in raincoast / Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Reeves  (as Mike Reeves)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
F. Amos Powell  uncredited
Michael Reeves  (as Michael Byron)

Produced by
Paul Maslansky .... producer (as Paul M. Maslansky)
Michael Reeves .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ralph Ferraro (US version)
Paul Ferris 
 
Cinematography by
Gioacchino Gengarelli  (as G. Gengarelli)
 
Film Editing by
Nira Omri 
 
Set Decoration by
Annabelle Webb 
 
Makeup Department
David Pollack .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles B. Griffith .... second unit director (as Charles Griffith)
 
Art Department
Pete White .... property master
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... sound editor
Lars Bloch .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Cimino .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Ralph Ferraro .... conductor (US version)
 
Other crew
Claudine Mallet .... script girl
 
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Also Known As:
"The She Beast" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
79 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | UK:X | USA:Not Rated
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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 »
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Revealing mistakes: 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 »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
My Review Of "She Beast", 2 October 2012
Author: ASouthernHorrorFan from United States

A word of warning to any Wiccan or Witch, "The She Beast" is a film that adheres to the very old world Catholic view of witches. That view is the same as in the silent film classic "Haxan". That all witches were hideous she devils hidden away from society and only interested in communing with the devil and eating your children. However as a horror fan who is well aware that this is an out-dated offensive view toward anyone who practices the ancient art I love this representation of the witch as ultimate monster, frankly because it gets old seeing possible "lipstick lesbians" hanging out in coffee shops and celebrating themselves all over Nature's good grace only victimized and forced to use magic in self defense. This "offensive" alternate look at the witch is far more fun and entertaining to watch on screen. Now for my review.

"The She Beast" stars Barbara Steele and Ian Ogilvy as a couple of British subjects on a European honeymoon vacation arriving in Transylvania. The rest at a hotel in the cursed town that his keeper of a legend of nightmare. In the 18th century the villagers laid to rest a nasty witch after she had taken one too many of the town's children. Unfortunately for them they did not wait for the Van Helsing family to properly exorcise the wretched creature so they live in the shadow of the deed that comes back to live again once more.

The film relies on minimal dialog that actually leads you into the story, only highlights of what is happening are actually held up with commentary. Most of the conversation revolves around poking fun at old world superstitions, trivial every day stuff and jabs at communism. The film is super low budget and was only shot in 21 days which shows. There is a continuous flow as the plot twists and dialog bounce from the four main characters that play a part in the witch's resurrection that seems rushed and careless. However the on screen action that unfolds in this classic B movie is fun as hell and the witch is truly a sight to see. Sadly she is not really as gruesome as one would hope, shown more like a wild animal that keeps getting loose instead of a planned revenge with system. Barbara still is classic Barbara in the film which truly is the saving grace of this little film. The sound and film quality are not all that great but for me gave that drive in B movie feel that just added to my experience of watching this one. I definitely see myself enjoying it over and over again just for the fun of it. Oh and because it is Barbara Steele. I just luv her!

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