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Creature of Destruction (1968)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | December 1968 (USA)
A hypnotist is able to predict murders by a terrifying sea monster. In reality, he causes the murders through his lovely assistant, who is the reincarnation of the monster.


Larry Buchanan


Tony Huston (as Enrique Touceda)




Complete credited cast:
Les Tremayne ... Dr. John Basso
Pat Delany ... Doreena
Aron Kincaid ... Capt. Theodore Dell
Neil Fletcher Neil Fletcher ... Sam Crane
Annabelle Weenick ... Mrs. Crane (as Ann McAdams)
Roger Ready Roger Ready ... Lt. Blake
Ron Scott Ron Scott ... Nick
Suzanne Roy Suzanne Roy ... Lynn Crane (as Suzanne Ray)
Byron Lord Byron Lord ... Investigating psychiatrist / The Creature
Barnett Shaw Barnett Shaw ... Investigating psychiatrist
Scotty McKay Scotty McKay ... Singer


A mad stage hypnotist Dr. John Basso (Les Tremayne) reverts his beautiful assistant Doreena (Pat Delaney) into the physical form of a prehistoric sea monster she was in a past life. Using this power he attempts to find fame and fortune by predicting a series of murders and then using the monster to carry them out. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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An uncredited remake of The She-Creature (1956). See more »

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Just before the credits there is the following quote: There is no monster in the world ... ... so treacherous as man. Montaigne See more »


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"I Don't Have To Believe This Scientific Jazz Of Yours!"...
9 December 2018 | by azathothpwigginsSee all my reviews

CREATURE OF DESTRUCTION is another of Director, Larry Buchanan's (ZONTAR THE THING FROM VENUS) cinematic anvils to the cranium. This time, there's a hideous monster on a murderous rampage! Enter Dr. John Basso (Les Tremayne- ANGRY RED PLANET), a clairvoyant practitioner of mesmerism and speaker of mumbo jumbo. Along w/ his assistant, Doreena (Pat Delaney), he prognosticates doom for certain humans in the area. More unexplained deaths occur. Could it have something to do w/ Basso and his "regression hypnosis"? The police are baffled, and so are we. A languid remake of the listless SHE CREATURE, this movie lumbers along, featuring a monster even more absurd than the original- Picture Kermit T. Frog's pop-eyed head on someone in a green wet suit, growling like a motorcycle that won't start. Tremayne, playing his role w/ histrionic glee, towers above the other "actors" in the film, who play their parts and recite their lines as if they'd been handed the script cold, five seconds before filming! Not one of Buchanan's "better" movies, it mostly consists of chatter and static. Dull as a butter knife, it saves all of its "excitement" for the less-than-stellar denouement. Co-stars Annabelle Weenick (DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT) as a woman who sits in a chair a lot. EXTRA POINTS FOR: The rockin' beach parties that spontaneously erupt throughout the movie! Crazy, man! Crazy!...

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December 1968 (USA) See more »

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A Criatura da Destruição See more »

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Azalea Pictures See more »
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