Blu-ray News #43: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962).


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.




Filed under 1962, AIP, DVD/Blu-ray News, Shout/Scream Factory

2 responses to “Blu-ray News #43: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962).

  1. Richard Oravitz

    Good news here as this is one terrible movie that I really love. Some no-budget horror films of the 1950s-60s are actually kind of creepy despite their unintentional humor. CAPE CANAVERAL MONSTERS and THE BRAIN EATERS are two other examples that along with THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE reek of ineptitude yet convey disturbing images, lots of blood/gore and some unsettling moments…NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD does not fall into the same category, it’s just too well done despite it’s no-budget pedigree.


  2. James Elliot Singer

    Gosh, Eddie’s got his hand on her butt cheek.


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