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The She-Creature (1956)

Approved | | Fantasy, Horror, Romance | August 1956 (USA)
A mysterious hypnotist reverts his beautiful assistant back into the form of a prehistoric sea monster that she was in a past life.

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Timothy Chappel
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Dorothy Chappel
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Dr. Ted Erickson
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Police Lt. Ed James
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Mrs. Chappel
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Plainclothes Sgt. with Lt. James
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Olaf
Paul Dubov ...
Johnny
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Flo Bert ...
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Mrs. Brown
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Police Doctor with Prof. Anderson
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Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form.. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. The medical and scientific community believe him to be a complete fraud but one enterprising businessman sees the opportunity to make a small fortune with Lombardi's ability. Written by garykmcd

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Hypnotized! Reincarnated as a monster from hell! See more »


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Geschöpf des Schreckens  »

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$100,000 (estimated)
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In 1956, American International released this film on a double bill with It Conquered the World (1956). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Tom Conway is "chased" by the She-Creature. It looks like he is using a standard .38 caliber, six shot pistol. He fires the weapon seven times without reloading. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Talbott: [to Lombardi] I hate this place. I hate the sound of the ocean. I hate you.
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Remade as Creature of Destruction (1967) See more »

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Dull as watching paint dry
29 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's amazing that audiences of 1956 didn't riot after being charged admission to watch this excruciating exercise. I have never seen Andy Warhol's "Empire" (1964), but I have read that Warhol placed a stationary camera aimed at the Empire State Building and shot eight hours of film. I cannot imagine what Warhol was trying to accomplish, but viewing "Empire" must be a similar experience to sitting through "The She Creature". I made the mistake of starting to watch rather late one night, and found that my eyelids were drooping so badly that I had to stop the tape halfway through and continue the next day. Boring and dull, with leaden performances from cast members whose careers were all in severe decline. It is a sad thing to see previously successful and talented performers end up like this. As others before me have said, this is the absolute pits, to be used as a sleep aid only.


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