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The Manster (1959)

 |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  28 March 1962 (USA)
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An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

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Jane Hylton ...
Linda Stanford
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Robert Suzuki (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Terri Zimmern ...
Tara
Norman Van Hawley ...
Ian Matthews (as Van Hawley)
Jerry Itô ...
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Toyoko Takechi ...
Emiko Suzuki
Kenzo Kuroki ...
Genji Suzuki
Alan Tarlton ...
Dr. H.B. Jennsen
Shinpei Takagi ...
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Geroge Whyman ...
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An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless correspondent is the perfect subject for his next experiment, he drugs the unfortunate man and injects him with a serum that gradually transforms him into a hideous, two-headed monster. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness (1992) pays homage to this film. When Ash has swallowed one of his little dopplegangers, he grows an eye on his right shoulder, which results in him splitting into two beings; Good Ash and Evil Ash. In this film, the reporter is injected with a serum and later develops an eye, which grows into a head, resulting in him splitting into a good being and an evil one. See more »

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Misspelled word in opening credits. "From an original story..." reads "From an ORIGNAL story..." See more »

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monster-movie classic with some unforgettable scenes
10 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I watched this last night for the first time in 30-something years. From childhood, three scenes were indelibly stamped on my memory: the gibbering woman with the nightmarish melting face in a cage, the eye in the shoulder, and the infamous 'separation'. But what also was stuck in memory was the horrible screaming that accompanied some of these (not my own, but that of the characters ;>). Well, the movie's not *quite* as scary to my jaded sensibilities as it was then, but those scenes still had a kick; the unearthly howling, tearing sounds when the Manster 'separates' still chilled.

While it'll never be mistaken for great moviemaking, this film deserves a bigger 'cult' status than it has.




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