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The Brainiac (1962)

El barón del terror (original title)
Approved | | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 1963 (USA)
In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abel Salazar ...
Baron Vitelius d'Estera
Ariadna Welter ...
Chica asesinada en restaurant / Bar girl (as Ariadne Welter)
David Silva ...
Comandante / lead detective
Germán Robles ...
Indalecio Pantoja / Sebastián de Pantoja
Luis Aragón ...
Prof. Saturnino Millán
Mauricio Garcés ...
Médico forense / Forensic surgeon
Ofelia Guilmáin ...
Señora Meneses
René Cardona ...
Baltasar de Meneses / Luis Meneses
Rubén Rojo ...
Reynaldo Miranda / Marcos Miranda
Carlos Nieto ...
Lic. Francisco Coria
Carlota Solares ...
Espectadora hoguera / Townswoman
Federico Curiel ...
Detective
Magda Donato ...
Doña Mariquita / Townswoman
Magda Urvizu ...
Ana Luisa del Vivar (as Magda Urbizu)
Miguel Brillas ...
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Storyline

In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor's descendants. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The most bizarre horror movie. Ever.


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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was referred to in the Frank Zappa/Captain Beefheart song Debra Kadabra from the album Bong Fury. See more »

Goofs

After the Baron kills the professor and his daughter, he sets fire to their house. As they lay dead, their eyelids move. See more »

Quotes

Bennie: I've gotta examine them to find out who drilled those holes in their skulls. It probably was some maniac who thought he was cracking a safe!
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Connections

Featured in Mondo Macabro: Mexican Horror Movies (2002) See more »

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One of two K. Gordon movies you have to have...
17 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

You LITERALLY cannot buy a bad copy of this one. A short version that used to be on VHS was the one you saw on t.v. as a kid...the longer DVD version, (and they ALL seem to clock in at 77 min) has some scenes that might have REALLY upset viewers on the tube in the 60's..woman seeing her husband already hanging from the shower upside down, dead, for instance..the new CASA release has all the extras you've always prayed for. But this is a MUST have..crazy dubbed script; someone inflating the head of The Brainiac with an air pump to TRY to make the rubber mask look spooky; burning people to death with flame throwers; Tikki/shag culture decor and leading actors, The Baron eating brains out of a dish he keeps at the side of the living room..and the sucking out of the brains themselves..Simply put: It's the best Mexican monster movie K. Gordon Murray imported. Get it. There is nothing like it.


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