She Demons (1957)

USA,
77m
35mm films, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by Richard E. Cunha.

Plot Summary

A group of people marooned on a volcanic island discover an ex-Nazi scientist who is trying to repair his wife's ruined face by experimenting on local women and turning them into she demons.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Richard E. Cunha
Copyright MCMLVII [1957]
Astor Pictures presents a Screencraft Enterprises production. Released by Astor Pictures Corporation
Produced by: Arthur A. Jacobs
Associate Producer: Marc Frederic
Story and Screen Play by: Richard Cunha, H.E. Barrie
Photography by: Meredith Nicholson
Film Editor: William Shea
Music by: Nicholas Carras
Sound Mixer: Frank Webster
Costumes: Marj Corso
Make up: Carlie Taylor
Special Effects: David Koehler
Production Design: Harold Banks

Cast
Irish McCalla [Jerrie Turner]
Tod Griffin [Fred Maklin]
Victor Sen Young [Sammy Ching]
Rudolph Anders [Col. Karl Osler]
Gene Roth [Egore]
Leni Tana [Mona Osler]
Charles Opuni [Kris Kamana]
Whitey Hughes
Bill Coontz, Billy Dix, Larry Gelbman [stormtroopers]
Maureen Janzen, Grace Mathews [she demons]
Michael Stoycoff [stormtroopers]
The Diane Nellis Dancers [she demons]

Alternative Titles

Démons femelles – Belgium (French), France
Dochters van de duivel – Belgium (Flemish)
Femmes démon – Canada (France)
Femmes démons – France (DVD)
Mujeres demonio – Mexico
Mulheres Demônio – Brazil
Les Prisonnières de l'île maudite – France (video)

Includes extracts from
One Million B.C. (1940)

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror: Freaks (1996)
100 Years of Horror: Mad Doctors (1996)
Firesign Theatre Presents Hot Shorts (1983)
Horrible Honeys (1988)
Horrible Horror (1986)
Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (2013)

References

Periodicals

  • The Daily Cinema no.8173 (1 July 1959) p.10
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.149 no.4 (13 March 1958) p.3
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.26 no.307 (August 1959) p.111
  • Variety 19 March 1958

Books

  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.116
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.235-236
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.65 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.432 – credits