All right so here’s my HALLOWEEN MOVIE COUNTDOWN #7 – SHE CREATUREBack in 2001 Stan Winston (the fellow behind the make-up and creatures in PUMPKINHEAD, THE MONSTER SQUAD, THE THING, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, LAKE PLACID, MOUSE HUNT and a whole lot of other movies – almost all of them I’ll be watching this October with the exception of MOUSE HUNT) decided to make a series of Creature Features based upon 1950’s AIP monster movies including SHE CREATURE.
Now the original SHE CREATURE (1956) is a bit of a decaying turd – but the 2001 SHE CREATURE – which is what we watched – is the scariest mermaid movie that I have ever seen.
It’s got the old-school Hammer Horror feel to it, with one of the wildest Stan Winston monsters I’ve ever seen.
It’s hard to find – but you can order dvd copies through Amazon. I picked my copy up at a video store that was closing and I am guarding it with my life.
Here’s the trailer.
AND…if you really want to kill an hour and fifteen minutes or so – here’s the public domain copy of the original 1956 SHE CREATURE.
Yours in storytelling,