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-->'''Dr. Namaroff:''' We're the men of science. I don't believe in ghosts or even spirits nor I think you do either.
-->'''Prof. Heitz:''' That's one of the most unscientific remarks I have ever heard. I believe in existence of everything which human brain is unable to disprove.

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-->'''Dr. Namaroff:''' We're the men of science. I don't believe in ghosts or even spirits nor I think you do either.
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'''Prof.
Heitz:''' That's one of the most unscientific remarks I have ever heard. I believe in existence of everything which human brain is unable to disprove.

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* DownerEnding: On one hand the Gorgon monster Megaera has been taken down for good putting an end to this ancient horror's reign of terror. On the other hand however...[[spoiler: that means that she takes Clara Hoffman with her and Paul dies shortly thereafter by being turned to stone and the last words of comfort that Prof. Heitz manages to speak to him that soften the blow are that this is the only way for her to finally be freed from the bond.]]


* SadlyMythtaken: The Gorgon is identifed as Megaera, one of the sisters of Medusa. The film takes liberties about the myth in this regard, since Medusa's sisters are actually called Stheno and Euryale in the ClassicalMythology, and Megaera is the name of one of the three Furies.

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* SadlyMythtaken: The Gorgon is identifed as Megaera, one of the sisters of Medusa. The film takes liberties about the myth in this regard, since Medusa's sisters are actually called Stheno and Euryale in the ClassicalMythology, Myth/ClassicalMythology, and Megaera is the name of one of the three Furies.


A Franchise/HammerHorror film from 1964, starring Richard Pasco, Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee.

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A Franchise/HammerHorror Film/HammerHorror film from 1964, starring Richard Pasco, Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee.


A HammerHorror film from 1964, starring Richard Pasco, Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee.

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A HammerHorror Franchise/HammerHorror film from 1964, starring Richard Pasco, Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee.


-->'''Prof. Heitz:''' That's one of the most unscientific remarks I have ever heard. I believe in existence of everything which human the brain is unable to disprove.

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-->'''Prof. Heitz:''' That's one of the most unscientific remarks I have ever heard. I believe in existence of everything which human the brain is unable to disprove.

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* ThisWasHisTrueForm: [[spoiler:When Megaera is killed, her decapitated head turns to Clara's.]]

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A HammerHorror film from 1964, starring Richard Pasco, Creator/PeterCushing and Creator/ChristopherLee.

Several strange deaths have occurred in the village of Vandorf. When his father becomes one of the victims, Paul Heitz comes to investigate, and discovers that an old Greek legend resides in the area.

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* AgentMulder: Prof. Jules Heitz, as evidenced by this exchange:
-->'''Dr. Namaroff:''' We're the men of science. I don't believe in ghosts or even spirits nor I think you do either.
-->'''Prof. Heitz:''' That's one of the most unscientific remarks I have ever heard. I believe in existence of everything which human the brain is unable to disprove.
* ComicbookAdaptation: A comic strip adaptation was made for the ''House of Hammer'' magazine.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Prof. Meister slaps Paul when he is about to go look for Clara in distressed state.
* HauntedCastle: Castle Borski, where Megaera turn her victims to stone.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Megaera's presence is made apparent with a OneWomanWail.
* LockedIntoStrangeness: Paul's hair turns to grey after seeing Megaera from a reflection in water.
* LoveInterest: Nurse Clara Hoffman for Paul.
* {{Medusa}}: The [[BigBad main villain]].
* {{Novelization}}: Written by John Burke as a part of ''The Hammer Horror Film Omnibus''.
* OffWithHisHead: Megaera is decapitated with a sword in the climax.
* OpeningScroll: Gives the name of the setting for the horror to come.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Carla is [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirit of Megaera, who takes her over every full moon]].
* SadlyMythtaken: The Gorgon is identifed as Megaera, one of the sisters of Medusa. The film takes liberties about the myth in this regard, since Medusa's sisters are actually called Stheno and Euryale in the ClassicalMythology, and Megaera is the name of one of the three Furies.
* TakenForGranite: Megaera's victims turn to stone.
* TownWithADarkSecret: The villagers of Vandorf live in fear of Megaera, covering up her misdeeds and try to drive away anyone who tries to investigate.

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