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The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

Unrated | | Horror | 1959 (Turkey)
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 »

Director:

Will Cowan

Writer:

David Duncan
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The grave can't hold it ...nothing human can stop it! See more »

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Horror

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The music for the revealing of the head was taken from Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) where it was used to reveal the creature. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gordon Hawthorne: [explaining why the branch fell on Linda] It must have been a evil wind!
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Connections

Referenced in Svengoolie: The Land Unknown (2014) See more »

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It's one of the best memories from my childhood
21 October 2005 | by canarycaiaSee all my reviews

Yes,the movie is not a piece of art but the first time I watched it I was 10 years old,my parents were out and I stayed home with my two brothers.It was May 1970(I know that because I found a note about the cycle of horror movies that one network had).It's one of the most vivid memories I have with the guys.We ended all in one bed and covered up to the head! Our very first horror movie! We kept talking about it for years and laughing about the moment.Those were horror movies.Nowadays horror movies are always the same.Or was it better when we were kids enjoying without analyzing the plot and the cast and the dialogs? Most sure it was that.But for me this is a great movie!


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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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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