The Brain Eaters (1958)




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A small town is overrun by creatures who arrived in a mysterious craft from deep within the earth. The creatures attach themselves to people's heads and overtake their minds, turning them into zombies. Features an early appearance by Leonard Nimoy who is billed as "Nemoy."


Ed Nelson
as Dr. Paul Kettering
Edwin Nelson
as Dr. Paul Kettering
Alan Frost
as Glenn Cameron
Cornelius Keefe
as Senator Walter K. Powers
Joanna Lee
as Alice Summers
Jody Fair
as Elaine Cameron
David Hughes
as Dr. Wyler
Robert Ball
as Dan Walker
Orville Sherman
as Mayor Cameron
Leonard Nimoy
as Prof. Cole
Doug Banks
as Doctor
Randolph Henry
as Telegrapher
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Critic Reviews for The Brain Eaters

All Critics (3)

The cast has their heart in the matter but this is a strictly paint-by-numbers affair.

Oct 26, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Enjoyable lightweight B-film horror flick.

Apr 1, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Brain Eaters


One man's camp is another man's crap. An uber-low budget sci-fi thriller about low tech "insects" (hairballs with protruding pipe cleaners) who emerge from a mysterious metallic cone to turn unsuspecting humans into mindless slaves. Sort of a Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Trouble with Tribbles.

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