The Brain that Wouldn’t Die (1962)
Director: Joseph Green
Main Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penne
Storyline: A mad scientist tries to transplant his girlfriends head on another body after a horrible accident.
Review (Spoils): Sometimes you need to watch a film because it is raved as a cult classic and this film was one of those times for me. We have a son of a bitch of a doctor named Dr. Cortner (Jason Evers) who does not listen to his higher authorities as he starts to do illegal experiments on body part transplants. He has total disregard for everyone and everything. He drives his girlfriend Jan (Virginia Leith) to a cabin in the woods for the weekend in which they wreck the car and she becomes decapitated. He grabs the head without any type of emotion and brings it back to life. Jan is awakened and pissed off as he wanders around trying to find her the perfect body.
We have some terrible acting (I mean really bad), a horrible car wreck that hits a guard rail on a straight stretch, a man with no emotions (even when picking up her head and heading off from the accident), some blood, a arm ripped off, a creature that seems to have influenced Goonies, a head in water that never stops talking and a ending that leaves you going “what …..That’s the end?”
Rating: Wow this movie is bad but at the same time I can see how it’s a classic as it was laughable and could be ok for a few drinks (or many as it is that bad). I felt bad for Virginia Leith as she was not terrible in the film but no wonder she quit acting after this mess. I have seen a hell of a lot worse that was not laughable so it was not a total waste of an hour and twenty minutes.