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The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

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Release Date: Aug 10, 1962 Wide

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An arrogant scientist brings his fiancée back from the dead in this vintage cult horror film. Dr. Bill Cortner (Jason Evers, here billed as Herb Evers) performs medical experiments despite the trepidation of his surgeon father (Bruce Brighton); transplantation is Bill's main area of interest, but he's also had some success using electric shock to restore life to the recently deceased. When Bill causes a car crash that decapitates his fiancée, Jan Compton (Virginia Leith), he spirits her head off

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Horror, Comedy

Aug 30, 2005

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All Critics (11) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (7) | DVD (13)

Z-budget cheapie exploitation mad scientist film from AIP.

January 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Comment (1)
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not as good as 'Aby-Normal', but fun.

January 28, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Pretty awful in its un-MST3Ked incarnation.

August 12, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

One of the campiest of all the tacky, cheapo horror films. This is so entertainingly bad, that's it's good. A true guilty pleasure!

March 14, 2004
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Oh, it died.

November 1, 2002
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Wow!

August 21, 2002 | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Hey, they mocked it on MST3K for good reason!

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

MST'd films should NEVER be viewed sans MST.

July 26, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

The outright stupidity of the production is entertaining at first, but becomes tiresome

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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Audience Reviews for The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Against her will, a scientist searches for a body for his decapitated fiancee. Deranged b-movie full of sleaze, mutants, cheap gore, purple prose, and general insanity. A gold mine for bad movie fans, but others may find the nonstop outrageousness makes it watchable. "Like all quantities, horror has it's ultimate; and I am that."
July 12, 2012
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Greg S

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die is a perfect example of what a B-Movie is: Boring script, slow pacing, and actors that make Tommy Wiseau look good. Now, the film is important to those that have loves for anything science fiction related, but not much else. Now, do I recommend this film? Only if you either love B-movies, sci-fi. For the rest of you, I suggest you watch the film on the show called: Elvira's Movie Macabre. It makes the film a little less painful.
December 12, 2010
Zach Brehany

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I thought this was a very cool mad scientist horror movie, but then they kept playing on TV all the time, and I got annoyed with it. Anyway, the story is good, and the ending is great, but they could have better actors. Overall a good movie, it reminds you of the fifties horror movies.
November 24, 2010
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