A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps ... See full summary »
A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps the doctor's head alive and forces it to help him on an experiment to give his hunchbacked nurse assistant a new body. Written by
Michel Simon, a major star in France at the time, had used some tainted makeup on a previous film that had resulted in his body and face becoming temporarily partially paralyzed. Since that time he had been unable to find work and took a role in this low-budget German horror film because he needed the money and only his head would be shown, and he didn't think a film of this caliber, which could adversely affect his career, would be seen on the rest of the continent. Unfortunately he was wrong, and the film was in fact a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. See more »
This story concerns a scientist keeping a head alive, kind of like "The Brain That Wouldn't Die". This a German dubbed film, and you can tell. It is shaped like an old-fashioned film, maybe even a little like something you'd find in the 40's, and even has a great atmosphere. Yet, there's something about it that doesn't click, and makes it a little boring at times. Still, you should see it for interest if not anything else.
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