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The Manster

The Manster (1962)

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Release Date: Mar 28, 1962 Limited

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Manster is a favorite among campy horror aficionados and for good reason as it is both unintentionally funny and genuinely creepy. A "Manster" is half-man, half-monster. To accommodate this set-up, the title character has two heads. Back in his single-domed days, the Manster was an American reporter (Peter Dyneley) assigned to interview a Tokyo-based scientist (Satoshi Nakamura). Alas, the scientist was off his rocker, and while experimenting with mutations, he turned the reporter into a

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Raw greatness that refuses to be contained by mediocre skin.

October 9, 2011 Full Review Source: Suite101.com
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A different kind of horror film; a Japanese-American co-production that works in spurts.

October 17, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Strange, sometimes amusing sci-fi horror.

August 14, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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A mad scientist corrupts a foreign correspondent in Tokyo, eventually turning him into a monster---I mean, a MANster. Silly title, silly film, but it does have an exotic psychotronic atmosphere, with transformations, geishas, infidelity, theremins, hyperactive overacting, and an erupting volcano. Incredibly, this schlock originally played on a double bill with the surreal horror masterpiece EYES WITHOUT A FACE.
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