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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.

Director:

Ronald V. Ashcroft (as Ronnie Ashcroft)

Writer:

Frank Hall (story and screenplay)
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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)
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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...!

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked Invader See more »

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Budget:

$18,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The collie "Egan" was actually Robert Clarke's own dog. See more »

Goofs

During a scene near the end when Dick and Marylin are discussing the now deceased monster, a decorative plate hanging on the wall keeps appearing and disappearing as shots in the scene are intercut back and forth. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

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I Smell Wood!
5 December 2006 | by Scott_MercerSee all my reviews

Others have commented upon the similarities between this and an Ed Wood film. I submit to you that these are more than mere similarities...

First of all, the box copy on the DVD from Image states: "Producer-Director Ronnie Ashcroft's first feature film venture guided by his friend and mentor Edward D. Wood Jr., whose "uncredited" help gives this film that unmistakable "scent" of Wood." Quote by Wade Williams. The box also states: "Consultant: Edward D. Wood Jr. (uncredited)."

Just what exactly are we trying to say here, Mr. Williams? Just come out with it! Could it have anything to do with the fact that Ed Wood stock player Kenne Duncan appears here? How about the film's writer, the alleged Frank Hall? He has no other credits at all on the IMDb. Could that be one Edward Wood under a pseudonym? Ed almost always put his own name on films he either directed or wrote, but he was known to use pseudonyms on many of the paperback novels he wrote in the 1960's and 70's.

I have not checked Ed's biography for any possible information on this film, but could it be that this film was actually written by the Anti-Master himself? And what does Wade Williams have to say on this theory? Clearly, the matter needs further investigation.

Anyway, this is a hilariously bad film. If Ed didn't write this film, it's right in his wheelhouse. Ridiculous dialog and lots of scenes with no dialog at all since they were shot with no sound. Lots of scenes that drag on (did I say drag? In a discussion about Ed Wood? That was a bad pun, I guess) and on and go nowhere. In other words: prime Badfilm.

Ed Wood fans, be aware. You may want to give this one a spin in the old machine. Normal people will not enjoy it though. If you are normal, stay away.


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