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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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Cast overview:
Peter Dyneley ...
Larry Stanford
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 ...
Police Supt. Aida
Toyoko Takechi ...
Emiko Suzuki
Kenzo Kuroki ...
Genji Suzuki
Alan Tarlton ...
Dr. H.B. Jennsen
Shinpei Takagi ...
Temple Priest
George Wyman ...
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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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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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If you saw this as a kid, you haven't forgotten it.
26 February 2002 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

In the early seventies there were two late night horror movie shows where I lived: NIGHTMARE THEATER on channel 7 and SUSPENSE THEATER on channel 8. My dilemma was that both programs were on simultaneously(around midnight on Fridays),and I always had to decide which one I wanted to watch. On one particular Friday I chose the NIGHTMARE THEATER movie, opting to check out the other channel during the commercials. During one of those breaks I switched over just in time to see the infamous "eye-growing-on-the-shoulder" scene. A while later I looked again and saw that eye growing into an entire head! I left it on that channel until the show was over. I have no memory of what the other movie was.


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