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Brain That Wouldn’t Die, The (1959)

After decapitating his fiancée, Jan (Virginia Leith) in a car crash, demented surgeon Bill Cortner (Herb Evers) decides to transplant her still living head onto the body of a facially scarred stripper.

But Leith wants to die and telepathically manipulates the giant pinhead mutant locked up in Evers’ cupboard to go on the rampage.

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This rock-bottom fantasy exploitation pic reaches high levels of engaging absurdity through poverty-row production values and ludicrous, blood-soaked action.

Left on the shelf for three years (Evers had changed his name from Herb to Jason by then), this appalling cheapie has nonetheless become a brainless cult classic.

brainthatwouldntdieDr Bill Cortner
Herb (Jason) Evers
Kurt
Leslie Daniel
B-Girl
Paula Maurice
Jan Compton
Virginia Leith
Doris
Adele Lamont
Doctor
Bruce Brighton
Donna Williams
Lola Mason
Jeannie
Audrey Devereau
Monster
Eddie Carmel
Announcer
Bruce Kerr

Director
Joseph Green