A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »
When a very old African woman offers an ambitious endocrinologist the secret of eternal youth, he decides to take his estranged and no-longer-young-and-beautiful wife along with him on the safari. But then she finds out the true reason for their sudden reconciliation is so that she can serve as his guinea pig. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially one with a stolen pineal gland tapper. But once you try Nipe, there's no going back.Written by
When the 140 year-old Malla (Estelle Hemsley) visits the endocrinologist Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry), she asks him to pay a trip to Africa for her. In return, she would give the secret of the eternal youth from her Nando tribe to him. Dr. Talbot accepts the offer and then he decides to travel to Africa with his estranged wife June Talbot (Coleen Gray), who lost her beauty with the age and has become a bitter alcoholic woman. They witness the secret of the Nando and when June learns that her husband brought her to be his guinea pig, she kills him and returns to the United States with the powder and the ring to keep her youth. Now she becomes addicted to be young but the price to pay is too high.
"The Leech Woman" is an American horror movie with the story of a woman capable to kill to keep her lost youth. The screenplay is messy and does not develop well the lead characters but the film is an entertaining and worthwhile watching B-movie. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Vaidade que Mata" ("Vanity that Kills")
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