The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

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A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.



  • Jason Evers in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
  • Eddie Carmel and Adele Lamont in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
  • Jason Evers in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
  • Jason Evers and Adele Lamont in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
  • Virginia Leith in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)
  • Lola Mason in The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

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4 September 1999 | BaronBl00d
| Good, Old-fashioned Fun
I had a heck of a good time viewing this picture, and was splendidly surprised at its more erudite features. First off, the film is undeniably cheaply-made with its cardboard sets, limited settings, and creative scientific props. The acting ranges from very poor(the two strippers), barely professional(Herb Evers as the leading man), gothic overstatement(Leslie Daniels as the assistant Kurt)to first-rate with Virginia Leith in the title role as the headless victim alive against her will for the benefit of science and her fiancee's lustful passions. The scripting though is very good and the dialogue is fantastic for a movie of this ilk. Issues abound about what role science and medicine have in our lives and what their boundaries should be. This film is a thinking film in many ways. However, don't be too fooled by its real intent. It is a sleazy story about a man obsessed with his aptitude in medical science who wishes to fuse together his dead girlfriend's head with the perfect body, thereby creating the perfect woman for a man with the best of both body and soul. One other very bright aspect of the film is the sax music which resonates strongly every time the doctor scours town for female beauties.

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