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Hummm….I kinda have my Suspicions about this one!
The She Creature (also known as The She-Creature) is a 1956 American black-and-white horror film produced by American International Pictures from a script by Lou Rusoff (brother-in-law of AIP executive Samuel Z. Arkoff), produced by Alex Gordon and directed by Edward L. Cahn. The plot concerns an oily carnival hypnotist (Chester Morris), whose experiments in hypnotic regression take his unwitting female subject (Marla English) to a past life as a prehistoric humanoid form of sea-life. He uses the physical manifestation of the prehistoric creature to commit murders. The hypnotist‘s motives are never explicitly described, and the murders happen, apparently, either for revenge or notoriety.AIP raised finance on the title before a script had been written. The eventual story was inspired by the success of the best-selling book The Search for Bridey Murphy, which concerned hypnotism.
Edward Cahn persuaded his old friend Edward Arnold to play the hypnotist for $3,000 for one week’s work, and also cast Peter Lorre to act opposite. Arnold died two days before production, prompting Lorre to read the script, after which he pulled out of the film. The producer had to find a substitute cast quickly. In 1967, American International commissioned Larry Buchanan to remake the film in color as Creature of Destruction for television. The original film was later featured in an episode of Cinema Insomnia, as well as in the movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000. ©ourtesy of — Wikipedia
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