#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill’s fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamor model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn’t want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner’s unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.
Plot: Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is excited to perform the first head transplant. Keeping Compton’s head alive in his lab, Cortner plans the groundbreaking yet unorthodox surgery. First, however, he needs a body.
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Good, Old-fashioned Fun
I had a heck of a good time viewing this picture, and was splendidly surprised at its more erudite features. First off, the film is undeniably cheaply-made with its cardboard sets, limited settings, and creative scientific props. The acting ranges from very poor(the two strippers), barely professional(Herb Evers as the leading man), gothic overstatement(Leslie Daniels as the assistant Kurt)to first-rate with Virginia Leith in the title role as the headless victim alive against her will for the benefit of science and her fiancee’s lustful passions. The scripting though is very good and the dialogue is fantastic for a movie of this ilk. Issues abound about what role science and medicine have in our lives and what their boundaries should be. This film is a thinking film in many ways. However, don’t be too fooled by its real intent. It is a sleazy story about a man obsessed with his aptitude in medical science who wishes to fuse together his dead girlfriend’s head with the perfect body, thereby creating the perfect woman for a man with the best of both body and soul. One other very bright aspect of the film is the sax music which resonates strongly every time the doctor scours town for female beauties.
Incredible ’60s horror movie full of gore and sleaze
This outrageous, no-budget shocker might as well be the ’60s equivalent of RE-ANIMATOR, what with its graphic carnage, mad scientists, fantastic serums and monsters assembled from the body parts of the dead. It’s quite an eye opener and a definitive so-bad-it’s-good viewing experience, somehow turning a downbeat and sadistic plot into upbeat, often funny viewing pleasure. It’s another of the films in the living-severed-head canon, which feature disembodied bonces still managing to speak although they have nothing below the neck. The film begins on a high with a surgery scene featuring a graphic shot of a patient’s exposed brain, so you know straight off that you’re in for something different from the normally tame early ’60s fare that most people watch.
The rest of the film is deceptively simple, but blessed with a script with high aspirations featuring hilarious philosophical discussions over life and death and the ethical implications involved. Our scientist anti-hero crashes his car and decapitates his girlfriend, but carries her head back to his secret countryside laboratory and keeps it alive in a pan. Virginia Leith plays the head and magnificently manages to retain her dignity and character even though she spends the film kneeling beneath a table with only her head visible. Our old friend the mad scientist decides to find her a new body, which means travelling to the nearest burlesque club and checking out the well-proportioned strippers on view.
The plot slows down as the cameraman lingers on the lingerie-clad dancers strutting their stuff, and there’s even time for a saucy cat fight too. Unfortunately the scientist gets the cold shoulder and is forced to flee. Meanwhile, back at the lab, the assistant (with a withered arm no less) is engaging in aforementioned debates with the severed head, which is very opinionated and just wants to be put out of its misery. A great addition to the plot is a unseen monster kept in a closet in the corner of the room which keeps on banging on its door repeatedly before escaping at the end – Paul Naschy borrowed it for his gore flick THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE, so it must be decent. The unseen monster actually works very well, building up the suspense and the viewers expectations throughout as it makes horrific noises and causes the door to judder all the while, biding its time before it escapes.
The gory highlight of the film sees the goofy lab assistant getting too close to the beastie, at which it promptly rips off his arm. He then goes on an incredibly extended death stagger around the entire house before making back to the lab again, smearing his bloody stump all over the walls as he does so. I couldn’t believe I was watching a film first made in 1959/60 when I saw this moment, its so over-the-top! The climax involves the scientist preparing to behead an innocent victim when the monster escapes. Turns out its an incredibly tall and well-built bloke with a cheesy rubber mask on, which is fine by me. The creature tears a strip of flesh from the scientist’s face, bloodily killing him, before chucking it on the floor in disgust! Meanwhile the severed head burns as the lab goes up in flames and the monster and the female victim live happily ever after.
Well, what can I say? This film is an exploitation classic and never lets up for a second. Although the story and plot elements are in bad taste the campy script and performances give it an enjoyable edge. Herb Evers in particular is good as the slimy scientist and there are plenty of pretty girls around for the viewer to ogle. The living head and the cheesy monster make for fine horror elements and the climax is worth the wait. Chills, thrills, laughs and gore combine to make THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE a sleazy dream come true for fans of the schlocky B-movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 22 min (82 min) (uncut), 1 hr 10 min (70 min) (TCM print) (USA)
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Joseph Green
Writer Joseph Green, Rex Carlton
Actors Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm