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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

All The She-Monster Scenes From "The Astounding She-Monster" (1957) (video)

The She-Monster is played by Shirley Kilpatrick...

..rumored to have later changed her named to Shirley Stoler of "The Deer Hunter" and "Seven Beauties" fame.

Exterior shooting took place in various parks around Los Angeles.
Interiors were shot at Larchmont Studios in Hollywood.

Much of the music was later reused in "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (1961).

Kenne Duncan was an Ed Wood regular, appearing in five of his productions including "Night of the Ghouls."
Often cast as a bad guy, he was known as "The Meanest Man in Movies."

Robert Clarke would star as "The Hideous Sun Demon" in 1958.
Marilyn Harvey's only other movie role was an uncredited bit part in "Rosemary's Baby" (1968).
Bit player Jeanne Tatum (left) had but one other credited role, in "Ghost of Dragstrip Hollow" (1959).

Director Ronald V. Ashcroft hired his own wife Lorraine as Shirley Kilpatrick's stunt double.
Ashcroft was an assistant director on Ed Wood's "Night of the Ghouls."

The Official Razzie Movie Guide lists this as one of the top 100 most amusingly bad movies ever made.

Shirley Kilpatrick rarely turns her back during her scenes because the zipper on her costume broke during filming.

The film was released in the UK under the title "Mysterious Invader."

The film was made in four days with a cost of $18,000...
...and was sold to American International Pictures for $60,000.

I neither own nor claim any rights to this material.  Just having some fun with it.  Thanks for watching!


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