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She Demons (1958)

Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 1 January 1958 (USA)
Heroic, but dull, Fred Maklin and beautiful, but spoiled, Jerrie Turner wash up on an uncharted tropical island. They are soon captured by ex-Nazi Colonel Osler, who also has imprisoned a ... See full summary »

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Richard E. Cunha

Writers:

Richard E. Cunha (story) (as Richard Cunha), H.E. Barrie (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irish McCalla ... Jerrie Turner
Tod Griffin Tod Griffin ... Fred Maklin
Victor Sen Yung ... Sammy Ching
Rudolph Anders Rudolph Anders ... Col. Karl Osler
Gene Roth ... Igor
Leni Tana Leni Tana ... Mona Osler
Charles Opunui Charles Opunui ... Kris Kamana
Whitey Hughes
Bill Coontz ... Storm Trooper
Billy Dix Billy Dix ... Storm Trooper
Larry Gelbman Larry Gelbman ... Storm Trooper
Maureen Janzen Maureen Janzen ... She Demon
Grace Mathews Grace Mathews ... She Demon
Michael Stoycoff Michael Stoycoff ... Storm Trooper
The Diane Nellis Dancers The Diane Nellis Dancers ... The She Demons
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Storyline

Heroic, but dull, Fred Maklin and beautiful, but spoiled, Jerrie Turner wash up on an uncharted tropical island. They are soon captured by ex-Nazi Colonel Osler, who also has imprisoned a bevy of beauty contest winners whom he allows to be whipped by his slavering Nazi storm troopers. He has, you see, been extracting some glandular substance from the girls to inject into his wife Mona, who suffered terrible facial disfigurement, in efforts to restore her beauty. Things get worse as the island is used for test bombing by the US Air Force. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Re-created half beast, half woman! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dochters van de duivel See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After director Richard E. Cunha's movie, Giant from the Unknown (1958) was made, Astor Pictures told him to make another movie for use as a double feature. Cunha then wrote and directed She Demons (1958) during that same year. See more »

Goofs

Macklin is threatening the Doctor in the laboratory. The Doctor then says, "You're in no position...", and a guard has suddenly appeared at the back of the lab. This happens between shots. See more »

Quotes

Fred Maklin: Those women in the cages Dr. Osler, those she demons...
Col. Karl Osler: She demons?
[laughs]
Col. Karl Osler: What an amusing name for my specimens. She demons! That's very amusing but quite appropriate.
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A hidden B movie Classic
21 November 2013 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

Richard E. Cunha made few good low budget B movies. This movie otherwise could have been utterly forgettable, isn't due to his ability to select actors who could act, and his ability to keep the story going without falling apart.

While not at the success level of Roger Corman's B movies, Cunha's movies has similar quality that keeps them from being an utter schlock. This movie is about the same level of story as Roger Corman's "Wasp Woman". Both focus' on intrigue of beautiful woman turning into a monster.

This movie stayed with me since I saw it as a child because of the transformance scene of the above mentioned beautiful woman. Three characters that told most of the stories to this movie, namely the blond girl, the main character, and the Nazi captain could all act. This kept the story together and didn't go the way of other similarly budgeted movies.

They could have inserted another 10 minutes of skin exposures by the girls, and tormenting of the girl that was on the operating table, and the movie could have been twice as good, but if they did that they might have blown the budget or ran overtime against the double feature movie that these movies were usually shown in theaters.

One of the hidden classic amongst the truly low budget movies from the '50s. If you're a fan of Roger Corman's earlier movies, this movie might be for you.


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