The Brainiac Reviews
In the 1600s in Mexico a ruthless, tyrant baron is sentenced to death. As the baron dies he swears vengeance and put a curse on the men that sentenced him to death. Over 300 years later a comet passes over the Earth, and along with it, an alien beast that begins killing the descendants of the men responsible for sentencing the baron to death.
"His arms were tied to the rope and the rope was turned thirty times."
Chano Urueta, director of Woman, Highway of Cats, The Black Pirate, The Count of Monte Cristo (1942), The Sign of Death, Night of the Mayas, and Men of the Sea, delivers The Brainiac. The storyline for this picture is just okay but the execution is very good. The special effects, make-up, and masks are very well done. The acting is fairly standard for this era.
"What does he use his knowledge of anatomy for, to be a dangerous maniac?"
This was recently added to the Netflix online queue so I decided to give it a shot. I loved how they did the main horror character. The special effects may be dated, but are very well done for the time. I do think this is a worthwhile picture to view if you enjoy the old school horror genre.
"It so happens liquor does me damage."
lol, but seriously, a spanish Heresyer is burned at the stake in 1661, then comes back 300 years later to seek his revenge. Luckily, he's taken the body of some poor schmuck, while taking the name of a baron. He soon finds his tormentors' descendents, and transorms into this ridiculous creature before sucking out their brains. Really, really, not worth your precious time.
This film was directed by Chano Urueta, the old guy from the Wild Bunch, by far my favourite western so I had to see this one as soon as possible. Not dissapointed at all. This film is immensely entertaining from start to finish. It has a good concept that is both cryptic and often times hilarious as well. This film isn't perfect but at only an hour and 15 minutes there really isn't any time to get bored. The performances are all over acted in true b-movie fashion, and the dub job is frankly awful, but that goes with the territory. Definently watch this if you like obscure b horror.