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Country of Origin: UK
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Mad scientist Dr James Moran returns from an expedition to the Amazon with a carniverous tree, nurturing it in his basement hothouse. The tentacled tree has very particular tastes and will consume only young women, which Moran is happy to supply it in return for the sap it produces which, he believes, will enable him to resurrect the dead.
Astonishingly awful in just about every respect, Womaneater is as crazed as they come but has a strange, twisted charm that might just make it bad enough to be a cult classic for many. Turgid direction from Charles Saunders and a poor performance from a clearly embarrassed Coulouris conspire to create one of the very worst British horror films ever, but it's hard not to warm to the silliness of it all and there's a perverse pleasure to be had from the idiotic central conceit.
Woman Eater - US title
Monthly Film Bulletin June 1958, p.79 (UK)
carnivorous plants, rejuvenation, trees
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