Not Rated | | Horror
In the early twentieth century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.
Barbara Shelley (Carla Hoffmann) wanted to play the part of The Gorgon as well for continuity, and suggested to Producer Anthony Nelson Keys that she use a special wig with live green garden snakes woven into it for a more realistic effect. Her idea was rejected by Keys due to budget and time considerations. When Keys saw the abysmal Gorgon effects in the finished movie, he told Shelley that he should have listened to her suggestion. As Sir Christopher Lee quips, "The only thing wrong with "The Gorgon" is The Gorgon!"
Prof. Karl Meister:
Don't use long words, Inspector; they don't suit you.
When Dr. Namaroff is fighting Paul Heitz at the end of the film Peter cushing (who has a moustache throughout the film) has a double for part of the scene who clearly has no moustache.
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