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The Leech Woman (1960)



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The Leech Woman delivers everything a movie by the name of The Leech Woman promises to deliver -- lots of camp, lots of cheese, lots of bad acting, cornball dialogue, and theatrics. What the film has above and beyond all that is an unconventional story and an unexpected edge. This isn't just another rehash of the numerous low budget science fiction adventures of the day, with the standard token hero, the standard token virtuous damsel in distress, and so on. The story and characters move in some unexpected ways that lends the film more interest than it deserves. I still can't recommend it, but it's interesting to see the glimmer of a dark psychological thriller trying to break free of a shoddy production.