The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

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  • Release Date:  1962
  • Genre:  Neo-monsters, Sci-Fi Horror
  • Director:  Joseph Green
  • Screenwriter:  Joseph Green, Rex Carlton
  • Cast & Crew: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont, Bonnie Sharie, Paula Morris, Marilyn Hanold, Bruce Brighton, Arny Freeman, Fred Martin, and Lola Mason.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) Rating:

  • Raoul = 6 / 10;
  • IMDB= 4.2/10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.8/10.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) Synopsis:

After his wife is found beheaded following a car accident, an ambitious surgeon decide to try the wildest things to save her.

The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) Review:

The concept of the movie: “having a brain alive by itself” is already pretty crazy by modern standard, but imagine what it must have been like in the ’60s.

The movie put you immediately into the context, starting in the middle of a surgical operation. As I said, the concept is great…but the story could have been a little better for it tends to become a bit lengthy and tasteless as the film goes. My main turn off was the characters, which I found a little insipid, especially that irritating body woman. Only the actress who played the wife/head was ok, with her mean attitude and her demoniac laugh.

Like in Re-animator, there is an interesting scientific aspect of the movie. Everything is detailed and well explained, helping to make sense of it all. Still, some elements of the scenario is a bit far fetched, like when the main character goes on to look for a body and just at that time, meets a friend who’s going to a body beauty contest, ahah, hilarious!

Other than that, there is not a lot happening in this movie, but it is worth a watch. Oh, and the end is brilliant! I was quite surprised to find out that this movie has got only a 3.5 rating on IMBD (3.5), it really deserves better, let it be only for the suspense it creates!

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