The Leech Woman (1960)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror  |   Release Date - May 1, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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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immortality, experiment, killing, killing-spree, murder, scientist, youth