The Leech Woman


The Leech Woman

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An uninspired horror film by Edward Dein, this ragged story begins in darkest Africa and in the even darker psyche of a mentally deteriorating woman. June Talbot (Colleen Gray) goes on a trip to Africa with her husband Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry), only to discover that she is to be the trial balloon in one of his experiments on an anti-aging compound. Not willing to jump off into the unknown, the already unbalanced June kills her husband after she learns of a tribal ritual that will keep her youthful if she can obtain a hormone from the pineal gland of a human male. The problem is that she will revert back to a wrinkled woman unless she keeps replenishing her stock of the hormone. That, of course, leads to gruesome killings and ultimately, one disastrous mistake.

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  • Despite being 56 years old, and obviously of its time in a number of respects (the portrayal of the African tribesmen is vintage Hollywood), The Leech Woman is equally light years ahead in others.

    May 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leech Woman

  • Jan 25, 2009
    Campy but oddly charming in a low-budget 50's/60's horror film sort of way.
    Randy T Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2008
    Not nearly as bad as I expected it to be. <i>The Leech Woman</i> may be a low-budget B-picture but it has an odd charm about it. Plus, it says a great deal about our obsession with youth and beauty. Kudos to director Edward Dein for doing a lot with very little.
    Kevin S Super Reviewer

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