Sunday, March 13, 2011
THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1962)
Great, absurd 1960's horror flick about a mad surgeon who keeps his fiancees head alive in a pan while he searches for the perfect body to replace her old one with, which was originally destroyed in a car crash that he caused in the first place by being such a shitty driver. She keeps annoying him about her preference for death as opposed to being a disembodied head so he tapes her mouth shut. What a dick! He also keeps an ugly patchwork monster made up from his past experiments in the closet that the head bonds with and they form a pretty nifty tag-team of vengeance! In one awesome and surprisingly gory scene we get a guys arm ripped off by the monster while our head laughs stupidly. The Frankenstein-like doctor seems like such a douche-bag that it's sweet when he finally gets his comeuppance.(In the uncut version he has a chunk of his neck bitten off and spit out and there's also a nudie-scene in the international cut) A necessary viewing for any fan of cheap B-movies.
There's a European cut of this that has a nude model being photographed. I was very shocked to discover this version.