The Leech Woman (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Leech Woman1960

The Leech Woman (1960)





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An uninspired horror film by Edward Dein, this ragged story begins in darkest Africa and in the even darker psyche of a mentally deteriorating woman. June Talbot (Colleen Gray) goes on a trip to Africa with her husband Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry), only to discover that she is to be the trial balloon in one of his experiments on an anti-aging compound. Not willing to jump off into the unknown, the already unbalanced June kills her husband after she learns of a tribal ritual that will keep her youthful if she can obtain a hormone from the pineal gland of a human male. The problem is that she will revert back to a wrinkled woman unless she keeps replenishing her stock of the hormone. That, of course, leads to gruesome killings and ultimately, one disastrous mistake.

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Coleen Gray
as June Talbot
Philip Terry
as Dr. Paul Talbot
Grant Williams
as Neil Foster
John Van Dreelen
as Bertram Garvay
Estelle Hemsley
as Old Malla
Kim Hamilton
as Young Malla
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Despite being 56 years old, and obviously of its time in a number of respects (the portrayal of the African tribesmen is vintage Hollywood), The Leech Woman is equally light years ahead in others.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Leech Woman


Campy but oddly charming in a low-budget 50's/60's horror film sort of way.

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