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The Manster (1959)

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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Cast overview:
Peter Dyneley ...
Larry Stanford
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Linda Stanford
Tetsu Nakamura ...
Dr. Robert Suzuki (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Terri Zimmern ...
Tara
Norman Van Hawley ...
Ian Matthews (as Van Hawley)
Jerry Itô ...
Police Supt. Aida
Toyoko Takechi ...
Emiko Suzuki
Kenzo Kuroki ...
Genji Suzuki
Alan Tarlton ...
Dr. H.B. Jennsen
Shinpei Takagi ...
Temple Priest
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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Half-Man, Half-Monster!

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28 March 1962 (USA)  »

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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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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1996) See more »

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The One where the head grows out of the guy's shoulder.
16 November 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Yep, this is one. The movie so many of us have seen and vaguely remember. What was the name of that weird movie where a head starts growing out of this guys shoulder? An eye pops out, then a whole head... then.....

This is it.

It's not a great film, but it's sure inventive. Probably the first two headed monster movie. Pre-dating that Ray Milland/ Rosie Grier Thing with Two Heads movie and the one with Bruce Dern too by over ten years. That counts for something.

Well okay... this is a lot better than those movies. It's very similar to the classic Werewolf in London.

An American reporter in Japan is injected with a serum by Dr. Suzuki--who's wife is a mutant creature from another unsuccessful experiment and is in a cage.

Rash, then bump, then voila an eye pops out of the Reporter's shoulder. It gets worse. The murderous thing continues to grow right out of the American reporter's body.

This is an American film, filmed on a very low budget in Japan.

I'm sure it was the inspiration for all the two headed movies that followed and particuliarly How to Get Ahead in Advertising. The one where the boil.... oh never mind.

Not a very good film, but fun and for many they remember the scene very well from their childhood... the.. gulp EYE coming out of the guy's shoulder. EEEEK....

Cheesy, fun.


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