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Frightfest 2020: ‘The Brain That Wouldn’t Die’ Review

Frightfest 2020: ‘The Brain That Wouldn’t Die’ Review

Stars: Rachael Perrell Fosket, Patrick D. Green, David Withers, Jason Reynolds, Robert Blanche, Mia Allen, Julia Bray, Gaelle Lola Beauvais, Alex Tiefenthaler | Written by Hank Huffman | Directed by Derek Carl

Remember back in 1998 when everyone threw their arms in the arms and complained incessantly about Gus Van Sant’s shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho? Well if Gus van Sant had followed the formula of Derek Carl and Hank Huffman’s remake of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die then maybe there wouldn’t have been that many complaints!

If you haven’t seen the original, this version of The Brain That Wouldn’t Die tells the story of a mad scientist Dr. Bill Courtner (Patrick D. Green) who develops a means to keep human body parts alive. After a car accident he keeps his fiancée Jan Compton’s (Rachael Perrell Fosket) severed head alive for days in his laboratory.

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