Saturday, April 05, 2008

The Atomic Brain

This 1964 gem (also known as Monstrosity) once again puts atomic radiation to evil uses. Oh when will those scientists learn?
(Interestingly, this film was co-written and co-produced by Dean Dillman, Jr., brother of Bradford Dillman who starred in Moon of the Wolf that I watched a couple of days ago. Bradford is also the uncredited narrator of this film. Small world, isn't it?)
This film really veers down into Ed Wood territory, right down the narration that describes what we see on the screen and an entire cast that can't act. The plot is similar to some classics, too. Instead of grave-robbers from outer space, we have a grave-robbing scientist working for a crazy old little who wants to implant her brain into a young woman's body.
There's a bit of a twist at the end, and the cat steals every scene that's it's in, but really, the only good news here is that no one died making this film. That's about as much praise as I can summon for this one.
"Where are the live fresh bodies I was promised?" Man, they don't write 'em like that anymore...except Uwe Boll....

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