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The Head (1959)

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A horror film of dubious taste, a least for the early '60s when it was released, this Gothic tale about transplanted heads comes from Germany and is directed by Victor Trivas. Prof. Abel (Michel Simon) has invented the miraculous "Serum X," and with it he successfully keeps a dog's head alive after the rest of the canine is quite dead. When the able Prof. Abel dies, his assistant, the odd Dr. Ood (Horst Frank), keeps Abel's head around -- but not for old times' sake. Dr. Ood is in love with a hunchbacked nurse (Karin Kernke) and he wants Abel's head to help him out with a novel transplant operation. Dr. Ood wants to take the body of a stripper (Christiane Maybach), snip off her head, and put the nurse's head in its place. Unfortunately, nothing goes exactly as he plans. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Horst Frank
as Dr. Ood
Michel Simon
as Prof. Abel
Paul Dahlke
as Crime Commissioner
Helmut Schmidt
as Lab Assistant Bert
Otto Storr
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for The Head

All Critics (1)

Trashy fun.

Full Review… | February 9, 2004
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Audience Reviews for The Head

½

Corny and bad, but laughable enough to keep one entertained. The talking head looks silly, the plot is bland but not too awful, and the characters are somewhat decent. It does get a bit slow, and some parts are confusing, especially with the awful dialog. For fans of b-movies.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

Another mad scientist movie about trying to find something that will either keep people alive or bring the dead back to life. It's okay, but not much different than other similar movies.

Aj V
Aj V

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