The Brain Eaters (1958)
Director: Bruno VeSota
Main Stars: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Leonard Nimoy
Storyline: A strange cone like object comes out of the ground in a small town and aliens start to overtake people’s minds.
Review (Spoils): Riverdale was a quite place and nothing new really happens there until out of nowhere a strange cone like object comes out of the ground and resides there. As scientist and the government start to poke around and explore this strange ship/ craft thing local people start to act odd and even some die. One thing that can be found is that there are tiny little marks on the back of their necks. What can this mean to the people of this town?
Ok so this is your typical 50s monster movie as it is cheezie and not made to be taken seriously. We have Ed Nelson in the film which is not a surprise as he has done a number of this drive-in monster films. The film does not have gore but does have a semi cool close up of the aliens attaching to the back of the neck. But most of the film is just people poking around the cone and disappearing or becoming overtaken by this puppet master type creature from middle earth.
Rating: There is nothing that really stands out from this film as they do not get really detailed on the aliens themselves and it is more of the investigation piece of what the hell the cone is and why. We even have a young Spock in the film, Leonard Nimoy. Yes it is not the greatest monster film nor is it really a classic but I imagine it does have some type of cult following.
4/10 Beers! Yacker