Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, ... See full summary »
A teenage couple making out in the woods accidentally runs over an alien creature with their car. The creature's hand falls off, but it comes alive, and, with an eye growing out of it, ... See full summary »
Edward L. Cahn
On the distant mining world of New Aries, a young colonist, Jim Marlowe, has acquired a native pet, a "roundhead" he names Willis, which can parrot speech and record visual information. As ... See full summary »
Mysterious monstrous alien creatures attack Earth's colonies. This six-part OVA focuses on Juan "Johnnie" Rico who joins the army because of Carmen, a girl he likes, his days in boot camps, his losses and Earth's first counterattack.
Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover ... See full summary »
Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to Powers and a small group of free individuals. Written by
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A favorite of late night TV in the 60's and 70's, this film was usually referred to by LA Horror Host "Seymour" (Larry Vincent), as "The Attack of the Bunny Slippers", because of the cheesy monsters. See more »
"The Brain Eaters" is not nearly as bad as rated on IMDb currently. In fact, this film is a perfect second bill for a double feature. It isn't innovative or memorable, but is entertaining and contains enough elements to please genre fans. It isn't bad enough to be called a camp classic, nor is it good enough to be called overlooked, but I found it somewhat amusing all the same.
Bruno VeSota, who I'm always happy to see on screen, is an inconsistent director but has a few positive aspects. For one, he certainly knows how to create a creepy atmosphere in some scenes. Another plus is that the screenplay is very unpredictable. On the negative side, VeSota needs to learn a thing or two about pacing. Even though it clocks in at an hour, "The Brain Eaters" feels a bit longer. There are shots that go on for too long, hindering entertainment value for the time being. It could've been trimmed of at least ten minutes. Plus, VeSota often feels the need to include slanted angles which are distracting.
This kind of film isn't one thats worth purchasing for twenty dollars. However, if you can find it cheap or if it turns up on TV, its not a bad way to kill time. Interestingly enough, I often find myself rewatching films such as this than more acclaimed cinema classics. If its a Saturday afternoon and I have nothing better to do, I'm more inclined to throw something like this on than anything by Bergman or Fellini. (5/10)
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