A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »

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Will Cowan

Writer:

David Duncan
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Cast overview:
William Reynolds ... Gordon Hawthorne
Andra Martin ... Linda Madison
Jeffrey Stone ... Hank Huston
Carolyn Kearney ... Jessica Burns
Peggy Converse Peggy Converse ... Flavia McIntyre
Robin Hughes ... Gideon Drew
James Anderson ... Boyd Abercrombie
Charles Horvath ... Mike
Forrest Lewis ... Julian Ash
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A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper who was beheaded by Sir Francis Drake. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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It rose from the crypt to slake its monstrous thirst for beauty ... and the power to rule the earth! See more »

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Horror

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Final film of director Will Cowan. See more »

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The characters claim the farm is isolated. However, the openings credits show the farm is clearly on the outskirts of a small town. See more »

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Flavia McIntyre: Well, there's nothing evil about digging a hole.
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Atmospheric B thriller
16 January 2006 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

On a California farm, folks uncover the served head of an evil colonial man which begins to possess people.

A rather inventive story makes this old B film a stand out from the other monster flicks of its day. Director Will Cowan gives this film some compact direction, making a nicely dark atmosphere for the movie, even creating some occasional eeriness and a few good shocks along the way. The music score for this film is the same spooky score used for the sci-fi classic This Island Earth (1955). The cast is pretty good, Hughes is especially good as the films non-deceased villain. Not a bad watch for those looking for a B flick that's a little different from the average rubber-monster movie.

** 1/2 out of ****


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1959 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

The Water Witch See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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