Creature of Destruction is a 1967 American made-for-television feature film directed by Larry Buchanan (The Naked Witch; The Eye Creatures; Zontar: The Thing from Venus). It is an uncredited colour remake of the 1956 film The She-Creature.
A hypnotist on a ship in the middle of the ocean begins to predict a series of grisly murders committed by a hideous sea creature. However, in reality, he is the sidekick of a beautiful woman who is a carnivorous, shapeshifting mermaid…
“At it’s best, it’s maybe marginally bad to the point that it becomes mildly amusing. Although the whole hook of old films was to hold off on revealing what the monster looked like so as to drum up anticipation or mask budgetary constraints on the make-up department, Buchanan hits us face first with a wet fish and gives us the monster in the opening shot.” Teleport City
” … the title creature, which resembles a discarded Sleestak from the “Land of the Lost” television series, is anything but terror inducing … the monster is comprised of a rubber suit with a fish head mask upon which two ping pong balls have been affixed as eyes. Clumsy and bulky, the creature looks ridiculous, yet it is just such faults that give it its charm.” DVD Drive-in
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