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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Monstrosity a.k.a. The Atomic Brain (1964)

WOW.  This one is soooo bad, but not in a good way.  The plot is an atomic age Frankenstein story where a rich old lady [played dreadfully by Marjorie Eaton.  I cannot believe she got hired to do other films after this one!] hopes to have her brain transplanted into the body a sexy young woman.  The scientist to do the job is Dr. Otto Frank, who is also her boyfriend.  [Never mix business with pleasure!]  The stupidest part of this movie is that in several experiments the good doctor transplants the brains of animals into human bodies.  In one of these experiments the unfortunate young woman who receives the brain of a cat hisses, meows and also purrs like a kitten.  I believe the last of the three is a physical impossibility with human vocal cords.
This movie raises more questions than it answers: Why does the guy with the dog's brain end up with sprouting werewolf teeth?  How in the hell you do fit a human brain into the skull of a cat?  Why does the homely domestic always meet her demise first while the pretty ones live a little while longer? [We geeks demand justice!]  Who financed this film and why did they not ask to have their money refunded?
Don't waste a single minute of your life watching this film.  But, if you insist on ignoring my warning you can download a copy of this dreadful film to keep for all eternity thanks to Archive.org.
RATING: Bad.  [Seriously!]
Download a copy of the film, if you dare, from Archive.org
For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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