The Brain That Wouldn't Die Reviews
I don't wanna give to much else away but the effects for this one aren't to bad in terms of its age, but it is somewhat laughable seeing the disembodied head talk. This movie is undeniably low budget but it makes up for it by not taking itself to seriously in fact it even goes so far as to make fun of itself at times and to do that takes a bit of skill and cleverness. I give this camp classic a seventy percent rating because it really is a must see movie filled with campy goodness for all those to enjoy.
PLOT:A surgeon trying to add limbs and such to other people (Jason Evers) tries to reanimate his wife who died in a car crash (Virginia Leith) by keeping her head alive long enough to find a new body to host, but she and the monstrosity behind the door are realizing their power and planning a rebellious escape. It's a typical sci-fi plot, like "Shrews", but offers a little more up to the plate in execution.
ACTING:Most acting sucked hard, but Leith did a pretty good job I'd say.
SCORE:Typical sci-fi creep score, that's misplaced in some parts.
EFFECTS:Pretty good, but overdone to the point of scary-goofy atmosphere.
OTHER CONTENT:One other thing I disliked about this movie is that it concentrated on sex and scantily-clad women for a few sections of the movie. I find that just sad, almost like one of those crappy movies trying to be something. But I guess it just depends on who you are or what you expect. I expected a cheesefet that might be a little better than "Shrews". I got just that.
OVERALL,a neutral sci-fi with a less typical sci-fi plot, sucky acting, typical misplaced score, almost laughable effects, and sad attention tricks.
The plot is weird: A scientist's girlfriend gets decapitated in a car accident, so he hooks her head up to a machine while he looks for a nice body to cut off and use for his girlfriend's head. Hmmm.
Anyway, it's a very cheesy movie. There's this one part where this telepathic monster goes and kills this guy and just strangles him, but the kill looks so...unrealistic. It's just so cheesy, makes me laugh at some parts.
And once again, thank you for MST3K, which shows the cheesiest movies and makes them great again. Yet another old piece of crap I saw from the show.
Very crappy movie, as you can see. So maybe if you consider watching it, watch the MST3K version.