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The Woman Eater (1958)

Womaneater (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | July 1959 (USA)
A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.


Charles Saunders


Brandon Fleming (original story), Brandon Fleming (screenplay)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Coulouris ... Doctor Moran
Robert MacKenzie Robert MacKenzie ... Lewis Carling (as Robert Mackenzie)
Norman Claridge Norman Claridge ... Doctor Patterson
Marpessa Dawn ... Native Girl
Jimmy Vaughn Jimmy Vaughn ... Tanga
Sara Leighton Sara Leighton ... Susan Curtis
Edward Higgins Edward Higgins ... Sergeant Bolton (as Edward Higgings)
Joyce Gregg Joyce Gregg ... Mrs. Santor
Harry Ross Harry Ross ... Bristow
Vera Day ... Sally
Peter Forbes-Robertson Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Jack Venner (as Peter Wayn)
Alexander Field Alexander Field ... Fair Attendant
Joy Webster ... Judy
David Lawton David Lawton ... Man In Club
John A. Tinn John A. Tinn ... Lascar (as John Tinn)


A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

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Horror | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Promotional material released by Columbia in the United States gave the title of this film as "The Woman Eater." The title on the film itself is simply "Womaneater." See more »


Mrs. Margaret Santor: There was a time when you trusted me.
Dr. James Moran: My dear Margaret, I have never trusted you or any other woman with anything I didn't want anyone else to know.
Mrs. Margaret Santor: There's evil all round me. It's here tonight! I can feel it!!
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"I've Never Been In A House Like That Before!"...
4 November 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

WOMANEATER stars George Coulouris (THE SKULL) as Dr. Moran, who travels from London, England to the jungles of the Amazon in search of the titular greenery. Years later, Moran has the fiendish foliage in his basement / dungeon / laboratory, along w/ a smiling, wild-eyed bongo player! Together, they make Moran's dreams of ultimate misogyny come true! Soon enough, the local female population decreases, while Moran's unpleasant plant keeps waving its many limbs. Not-so surprisingly, Moran has more than just woman-eating in mind, and the digested juice of his topiary's victims is the key to his diabolical plot! WOMANEATER keeps its horror short and sweet, at just a skosh over an hour in length. Coulouris is perfectly hateful in his inhuman role. Somewhere, in someone's garage perhaps, the WOMANEATER still waves those rubbery limbs...

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