|The Leech Woman|
Original film poster
|Directed by||Edward Dein|
|Produced by||John Greshenson|
John van Dreelen
Hans J. Salteri
|Cinematography||Ellis W. Carter|
|Editing by||Milton Carruth|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 1960|
|Running time||77 min.|
The Leech Woman is a 1960 American horror film directed by Edward Dein.
A mysterious old woman approaches Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry) and promises to reveal to him the secret of eternal youth. Following her to Africa, he and his wife June Talbot (Coleen Gray) witness the secret ceremony that utilizes orchid pollen and a victim's pineal gland secretions. June returns to the United States alone and proceeds to keep herself young by killing people for their pineal secretions. She becomes enamored with a man half her actual age, and kills his fiance to maintain her youthful appearance. Eventually the cops come to investigate the murders and June kills herself by leaping from a window.
Mystery Science Theater 3000Edit
This film was parodied on the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.
- The Leech Woman at the Internet Movie Database
- The Leech Woman at AllRovi
- The Leech Woman at the TCM Movie Database
- MST3K Episode Guide: The Leech Woman
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