Directed by Joseph Green
Starring Herb Evers, Virginia Leith, Leslie Daniel, Adele Lamont, Bonnie Sharie, Eddie Carmel, Sammy Petrillo
This independent piece of junk was released by AIP, ensuring it better distribution than it deserved. And while The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962) is really terrible, it’s a lot of fun — something you can’t say about a lot of good movies!
A scientist’s fiancé is decapitated in a car wreck. He preserves her head in a pan while he heads out to burlesque houses in search of a new body. In the meantime, the fiancé is communicating telepathically with a hideous mutant locked up in the basement — she doesn’t like the pan, she wants to die. Sheer genius.
Our friends at Scream Factory are giving it the full treatment on Blu-ray, with a new hi-def transfer from the uncut negative. Supplements include the episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 that featured it, a commentary, an alternate scene, trailer and still gallery. It’ll be released in December.