A slice of black and white monsterdom for Halloween Moonbasers. Courtesy of Mystery Science Thearte 3000 on You Tube, and their obligatory audience of three, I offer you THE SHE CREATURE.
"It can and did happen!"
Made in 1956 from a screenplay by Lou Rousaff, who later co-produced the seminal Black Sunday [US version], the She Creatue is about hypnotism and regression. So much regression in fact that the helpless hypnotee [just made that word up] turns into a tusked mermaid reminiscent of the alien Sil in Species 40 years later. Here's the cinema poster.
With special effects make-up by Jack Dusick, the face of the She Creature is one of the all-time great classic monster heads and featured on the covers of Monster World and Famous Monsters magazines during the Sixties-Seventies monster craze.
Consulting my books on monster collecting I can find only three collectables mentioned, the two magazines above and a Billiken model kit as shown below. I did think that Don Post issued a rubber mask as well but i can't find one. Obviously there will be cinema posters, press kits and lobby cards for this film but they are not listed in my books.
There is also a modern remake but I've yet to see it.
So, if the She Creature knocks on your door this Halloween, remember, it might just be a hypnotised and regressing kid!