Womaneater

The Woman Eater

1958

Charles Saunders
Director
Columbia Pictures
US Distributor
Eros Films
UK Distributor

Mad doctor feeds prostitutes to a sentient tree in his basement in order to obtain a serum that brings the dead back to life. You know, Nobel Prize stuff.

Odd minor horror film, much akin to the Michael Gough mad doctor films made for producer Herman Cohen about the same time. Suffers from some choppy editing that muddles things, but the performances are decent, and it is generally successful in surpassing the ludicrousness of its premise. Certainly better than its reputation suggests, with a memorable ending. It does seem as though someone decided to base an entire film around the famous Freudian drumming sequence in Phantom Lady, though. Worth the price of admission for the vérité sequence of Coulouris stalking Joy Webster through Soho - all of London's nightlife gawking in amazement at the camera.

-Dave W.


Womaneater
1st April 1958
Cinema



70 mins
1.66:1

The Woman Eater
1st July 1959
Cinema

Not Rated

70 mins
1.66:1



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George Coulouris
Dr. James Moran
Vera Day
Sally Norton
Peter Wayn
Jack Venner
Joyce Gregg
Margaret Santor
Joy Webster
Judy
Jimmy Vaughan
Tanga
Robert MacKenzie
Lewis Carling
Norman Claridge
Doctor Patterson
Marpessa Dawn
Native Girl
Sara Leighton
Susan Curtis
Edward Higgins
Sergeant Bolton
(as Edward Higgings)
Harry Ross
Bristow
Alexander Field
Fair Attendant
David Lawton
Man in Club
John A. Tinn
Lascar
(as John Tinn)
Maxwell Foster
Inspector Brownlow
Peter Lewiston
Detective Sergeant Freeman
Roger Avon
Constable
Stanley Platts
Explorers Club Steward
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Native Bearer
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Native Bearer
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Drummer
Sheif Ashanti
Witch Doctor
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Spear-Throwing Native
John Grant
Rescue Party Leader
Myo Toon
Rescue Party Bearer
Harry Van Engel
Fun Fair Attendee
Tony Castleton
Fun Fair Attendee
Arthur Dibbs
Fun Fair Attendee
Susan Neill
Kia-Ora Concession Girl
Marie Devereux
Prostitute

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