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The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1957 (USA)
A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.


Ronald V. Ashcroft (as Ronnie Ashcroft)


Frank Hall (story and screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Robert Clarke ... Dick Cutler
Kenne Duncan ... Nat Burdell
Marilyn Harvey Marilyn Harvey ... Margaret Chaffee
Jeanne Tatum Jeanne Tatum ... Esther Malone
Shirley Kilpatrick Shirley Kilpatrick ... The She-Monster
Ewing Miles Brown Ewing Miles Brown ... Brad Conley (as Ewing Brown)


Crooks take over the country house of a geologist after they have kidnapped an heiress where they plan to hold her until the ransom is collected. Soon, they hear an explosion in the woods nearby that turns out to be a spaceship containing a glowing blonde alien with a skintight metallic suit, high heels, lipstick, and incredible eyebrows. She kills with her touch, which contains radium poisoning. Written by lisakoffler1967@gmail.com

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A creature from beyond the stars. EVIL... BEAUTIFUL... DEADLY...!


Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi


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This film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book THE OFFICIAL RAZZIE® MOVIE GUIDE. See more »


When Dick (the geologist hero) rushes out of the shack clutching the flask containing acid bomb he has just made, the bottle in the exterior shot is a different shape to the one he has in his hand when he leaves (and in the next shot returns to) the interior. See more »


Nat Burdell: The way you keep puttin' your foot in your kisser, it's a wonder you don't get athlete's mouth!
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Gotta love that She Monster
13 June 2005 | by tamstratSee all my reviews

This is one of those so horrible they are awesome horror/scifi movies from the late 50's. I remember watching this on the Friday night Horror movie "Dimension 16", 10:30 Friday nights based out of Joplin, Missouri-"Do you know where your children are....HA HA HA" (scary laughter) anyway, this movie as a child scared the pants off of me, the sight of the glowing She Monster from outer space lurking around in the woods was pretty heady stuff when you are 6 years old. I was able to get it when it came out on DVD and while as an adult I can see how thin the plot is, how bad the acting is and how low budget and the sets are, it still brought back wonderful memories of hiding under the blankets with my sister after watching the eerily sexy She Monster. I read somewhere that the female lead was actually a stripper and the reason you always see her backing away from the camera (no ass shots) is that the costume was so tight she split the rear end out and the budget was so low they couldn't or wouldn't repair the costume. Don't know if that's a true story but I hope it is as it makes this campy little classic even campier.

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1957 (USA) See more »

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The Naked Invader See more »


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$18,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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