History Film / TheThingThatCouldntDie

4th Jun '17 1:35:49 PM Mdumas43073
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4th Jun '17 1:34:53 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Thing That Couldn't Die'' is a 1958 BMovie. The plot of this horror film largely centers upon a college-age girl named Jessica, along with her greedy aunt Flavia. Flavia runs a ranch that doubles as a bed and breakfast. Accordingly, there are several guests at the ranch.

Whilst digging a new irrigation line or well, aided by Jessica's dowsing ability, a fieldhand finds a chest. Due to the {{greed}} of the ObviouslyEvil fieldhand, the chest is opened...and it contains not gold, but [[LosingYourHead the severed head]] of a Very Evil Englishman. It turns out the NotQuiteDead Englishman, Gideon Drew, was beheaded for witchcraft during the expedition of Sir Francis Drake--but as part of his punishment, he's still alive. Can the Very Evil Englishman retrieve his body and live fully again? Better yet, can he pull it off for longer than thirty seconds?

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''The Thing That Couldn't Die'' is a 1958 BMovie. The plot of this BMovie horror film directed by Will Cowan.

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largely centers upon a college-age girl named Jessica, Jessica (Carolyn Kearney), along with her greedy aunt Flavia.Flavia (Peggy Converse). Flavia runs a ranch that doubles as a bed and breakfast. Accordingly, there are several guests at the ranch.

Whilst digging a new irrigation line or for a well, aided by Jessica's dowsing ability, a fieldhand finds a chest. Due to the {{greed}} of the ObviouslyEvil fieldhand, the chest is opened...and it contains not gold, but [[LosingYourHead the severed head]] of a Very Evil Englishman. It turns out the NotQuiteDead Englishman, Gideon Drew, Drew (Robin Hughes), was beheaded for witchcraft during the expedition of Sir Francis Drake--but as part of his punishment, he's still alive. Can the Very Evil Englishman retrieve his body and live fully again? Better yet, can he pull it off for longer than thirty seconds?
4th Jun '17 1:29:44 PM Mdumas43073
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14th Dec '15 12:18:53 AM JeremySkunk
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* SealedEvilInACan: Two cans, actually. The plot is set off by finding the chest that contains the head of Gideon Drew, and the film climaxes when they open his casket, allowing both halves to re-merge.
1st Sep '15 9:29:20 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E05TheThingThatCouldntDie episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E05TheThingThatCouldntDie episode recap page]].
30th Aug '15 6:50:20 PM nombretomado
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* CorruptTheCutie: Attempted with Jessica. The crew of ''MST3K'' remark she's become more like a racy nun than actually evil.

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* CorruptTheCutie: Attempted with Jessica. The crew of ''MST3K'' ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' remark she's become more like a racy nun than actually evil.
22nd May '15 6:22:09 AM JK7616
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* AssholeVictim: Boyd spends most of his screen time peeping on Jessica or plotting to steal the treasure they all assume is in the chest.
15th Nov '14 3:31:33 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** You do have to wonder why the original attempt at execution was so elaborate when all it takes to permanently kill him is a holy symbol from the same era. You'd think they would have done it by accident.
13th Oct '14 3:03:28 AM Sahira
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gordon removes the cross from Jessica's neck...and ZIP! She's possessed!



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gordon removes the cross from Jessica's neck...and ZIP! She's possessed!

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Gordon removes the cross from Jessica's neck...and ZIP! She's possessed! TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.
12th Feb '14 12:52:43 AM erforce
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* WeaksauceWeakness: Faced with a servant of the Devil, whose sorcery is capable of bewitching even the strongest and most noble of souls and even managed to cheat death itself? Well, chuck a cross at him. It worked for [[{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]]!

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* WeaksauceWeakness: Faced with a servant of the Devil, whose sorcery is capable of bewitching even the strongest and most noble of souls and even managed to cheat death itself? Well, chuck a cross at him. It worked for [[{{Castlevania}} [[Franchise/{{Castlevania}} Simon Belmont]]!
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