The Leech Woman
Riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000
Riffers Mike Nelson, Tom Servo played by Kevin Murphy, Crow T. Robot played by Bill Corbett
Series None
Date Released February 8, 1997

The Leech Woman is a 1960 American horror film directed by Edward Dein. It was riffed by Mystery Science Theater 3000 and aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in February 1997.

Synopsis and PreviewEdit

Best scene MST3K Leech Woman - Neil Neil04:33

Best scene MST3K Leech Woman - Neil Neil

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A mysterious old woman named Malla (Estelle Hemsley) who claims to have been brought to America 140 years ago by Arab slavers approaches endocrinologist Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry) and promises to reveal to him the secret of eternal youth.

Following her back to Africa, he and his aging, unhappy wife June (Coleen Gray) witness a secret ceremony of the Nando tribe that utilizes orchid pollen and a male victim's pineal gland secretions extracted from the back of the neck via a special ring to temporarily transform Malla once more into a young and beautiful girl (Kim Hamilton).

After discovering her conniving husband only brought her along as a test subject, June steals the ring and escapes back to the United States alone where, pretending to be her own 'niece' Terry Hart, she proceeds to keep herself young by killing men for their pineal extract.

She quickly becomes enamored with her lawyer Neil Foster (Grant Williams), a man half her actual age, and kills his jealous fiancee Sally (Gloria Talbott), both to maintain her youthful appearance and to eliminate the competition.

When the cops come to investigate the murders, however, June discovers she is aging rapidly due to using female pineal secretions instead of male and kills herself by leaping from a window.

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Cast and CrewEdit

  • Coleen Gray as June Talbot
  • Grant Williams as Neil Foster
  • Phillip Terry as Dr. Paul Talbot
  • Gloria Talbott as Sally
  • John Van Dreelen as Bertram Garvay
  • Estelle Hemsley as Old Malla
  • Kim Hamilton as Young Malla
  • Arthur Batanides as Jerry



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