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The She-Creature is a 1956 American horror movie a few hypnotist who reverts his feminine assistant again right into a prehistoric sea monster.
Directed by Edward L. Cahn (The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake; Curse of the Faceless Man; It! The Terror from Beyond Space; Invasion of the Saucer Men; Zombies of Mora Tau; Voodoo Woman; Creature with the Atom Brain) from a screenplay written by Lou Rusoff (Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow; Cat Girl; It Conquered the World; Day the World Ended; The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues) based mostly on an unique thought by Jerry Zigmond. Produced by Alex Gordon for American Worldwide Photos (AIP).
The situation exploited the curiosity in hypnosis and regression that had been spawned by the case of Bridey Murphy – already made into the Paramount Photos manufacturing The Seek for Bridey Murphy (1956). The case additionally influenced Roger Corman’s The Undead (1957).
Lombardi, an oily carnival hypnotist (Chester Morris), conducts experiments in hypnotic regression to take his unwitting feminine topic (Marla English) to a previous life as a prehistoric humanoid type of sea life. He makes use of the bodily manifestation of the prehistoric creature to commit murders…
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“Sadly, Cahn’s listless course makes it even tougher to understand Lombardi’s complexity than it’s to understand what should be the hilarity attendant on the blonde-haired, torpedo-breasted lobster girl and her lumbering assaults on characters who’re obliged by her sloth to cease fleeing periodically to be able to give her an opportunity to catch up.” 1000 Misspent Hours and Counting
“It’s not excellent, but it surely definitely isn’t as unhealthy as Thriller Science Theatre 3000 made out after they did an episode on it. The “of their time” bits are transient sufficient to not get you riled up, and the plot factors that don’t add up are gone faster than you may actually get irritated by them. It’s daft, it’s foolish, however it’s enjoyable. And it actually does have one of many grittiest unhealthy guys of cinema in it.” Bunkazilla
“There’s a intelligent idea behind this try to mix the Bridey Murphy idea with a monster film; sadly, a poor script and a few ineffectual performing hamstring the try. The script is simply too cluttered, spending an excessive amount of time on pointless subplots or points…” Fantastic Movie Musings and Ramblings
“One of the fascinating components in regards to the movie is Marla English’s efficiency. She has a splendidly haunted look and her doomed, fatalistic relationship with Chester Morris kinds the centre of the movie […] In a dapper pencil moustache and perpetually cross expression, Chester Morris, an early sound period matinee idol, comes throughout as swarthily thuggish. Paul Blaisdell’s monster is exclusive and memorable.” Moria
“The She-Creature stays an imaginative thought in search of a greater manufacturing. They might solely afford one negligee-like efficiency robe for the beautiful Ms English! […] It’s possible that everybody from the actors to the director labored at a discount price.” Trailers from Hell
“Some attention-grabbing ideas have been touched on, however shortly pushed to the background within the identify of plot growth, which on this case is one cliche after one other.” TV Guide
“The perfect scenes of the film are between Lombardi and Andrea and Lombardi and Erikson as the 2 males compete for Andre’s thoughts and soul. There are just a few cocktail get together sequences that includes El Brendel and Flo Bert as a butler and maid group that’s meant as intentional comedian aid.” The Uranium Cafe
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