The She-Creature Reviews
The monster who looks like an overgrown shrimp is sometimes transparant, sometimes comes in the light of a weak glow or just picks a quarrel with just anybody hanging around close by.
There is also a good magician, an evil buisnessman, a stupid blonde, a stupid angry police man, adrunkard who likes to blend scotch, bourbon and gin, and there is a dog.
The dog gets more crucial scenes as the movie progresses.
Although som mild fun, the strong point about this film is the fact that actor Chester Moris looks exactly like Dieter Meyer of swiss rock group Yello the whole movie through. A remarkable resemblance
A mysterious hypnotist seems to be knowledgeable of some recent strange activities taking place around the city. A serial killer has been slaying people and leaving limited evidence. Is the hypnotist responsible for the murders, some how involved, or just at the wrong place at the wrong time?
"It is so tiresome to continue to remind you to mind your own business."
Edward Cahn, director of Beauty and the Beast (1962), Noose for a Gunman, Dragstrip Girl, Voodoo Woman, Girls in Prison, and Silent Fear, delivers The She-Creature. The storyline for this picture is on par with other monster movies from this time period. The monster was interesting and the acting was better than average.
"As long as I'm alive, I'll possess you."
The She-Creature aired during this past Halloween season and we DVR'd it. The content was interesting and the hypnotist was well presented. The story was better than I anticipated and the monster was well delivered. This movie is worth seeing if you're a fan of old school horror movies.
"I was communicating with your thoughts before you left your house."
This turkey couldn't be more painfully slow!
Paper thin plot makes an excellent boat anchor.
Dr. Carlo Lombardi finds the perfect subject for hypnotism in carny-follower Andrea Talbott. He sends her into such deep trances he can pull out any of her past lives on command--including her proto-human first lifeform from the sea. It is this "she-creature" he sends on missions of terror, after conveniently predicting them beforehand and therefore gaining notoriety among the city's gullible elite.
Of course Andrea hates this side of carnival life, and soon falls for skeptic psychical researcher Dr. Ted Erikson--a constantly sleepy, baffled-looking mumbler of a leading man if there ever was one. But Ted is immensely preferable to creepy old Lombardi, who seems to think his hypnotic commands can only work if he is two inches away from Andrea's face. I swear at one point he has his nose in her ear, personal space be damned. More funnies ensue when Lombardi pulls a Kato Kaelin on the entrepreneur-bigwig of the film, moving uninvited into his beach mansion and stubbornly refusing to leave even when he can afford to buy his own place.
To top it off I love the look of the monster in this one, it's the usual slow-moving body suit but with a lot of detail and flare to it. An old favorite that makes for both great retro viewing and a fun MST3K episode.