The She Creature
is an American International Pictures
horror film from 1956, originally released in a double-feature package with It Conquered the World
This movie employs a premise similar to The Undead
— transferring the consciousness of a past person into the body of another. Said subject will then speak as if they have the memories of this other person. This is being performed by Dr. Carlo Lombardi, a slimy, repulsive stage performer with hypnotic mojo and a chip on his shoulder. Lombardi happens to be keeping a woman, Andrea, against her will as the star of his "past-life-regression" act. On the side, he's trolling the local police about a series of mysterious murders happening around the carnival as he predicts each one. The lead detective can tell he's guilty but he's always got an ironclad alibi.
Timothy Chappel, a slumming businessman who hears about Lombardi's predictions, decides to make him into the next big thing. Predicting each of the continuing murders works wonders for publicity. It turns out that Lombardi uses Andrea to summon the titular
She Creature (supposedly a previous incarnation of her, from prehistoric times!) to emerge from the ocean and start killing people. It's up to the newly minted Love Interest
of Lombardi's thrall, a calm
"psychical" researcher named Ted Erickson, to save the day. Can he prevail?
For the Mystery Science Theater 3000
version, please go to the episode recap page
The She Creature contains examples of the following tropes: