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The Man with the Severed Head (1973)

Las ratas no duermen de noche (original title)
| Horror | 1973 (Spain)
A mad doctor performs a head transplant on an injured criminal, which results in him being even more dangerous and murderous than before.

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(as John Fortuny)

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(as John Fortuny), (as A.L. Mariaux) | 1 more credit »
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Jack Surnett (as Paul Nash)
Silvia Solar ...
Ana (as Sylvia Solar)
Olivier Mathot ...
Henry (as Oliver Matot)
Evelyne Scott ...
Barbara (as Evelyn Scott)
Claude Boisson ...
Paul (as Yul Sanders)
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Gilda Arancio ...
Ingrid (as Gilda Anderson)
Pierre Biet ...
André
Monique Gérard ...
La Bouquetiere
Alain Hardy ...
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Víctor Israel ...
Karl
Richard Kolin ...
Willy
Antonia Lotito ...
Emmy
Roberto Mauri ...
Le Sadique / the Sadist
César Ojinaga
Carlos Otero ...
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A mad doctor performs a head transplant on an injured criminal, which results in him being even more dangerous and murderous than before.

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Karl is shot by one of the Sadist's henchmen through an upstairs window. However, in a later shot the window is intact. See more »

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What will become of me now?
13 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a Paul Naschy fan and he is always worth watching.

No, this will not garner any awards, but I bet it is on Quentin Tarantino's shelf. A perfect combination of crime and horror and a bit of Frankenstein thrown in, this is the perfect film to sit around and get drunk to with a group of friends.

Silvia Solar, Euro-trash veteran, and remembered for her role in at least one video nasty, is the wife of a mad scientist (Ricardo Palmerola), called upon to save Naschy, who was injured in a botched robbery.

They have to find a brain for a transplant. These hardened killers don't want to cut the head off the person they found, so they put him on train tracks to let the train do it. LOL Gilda Arancio (Zombie Lake) plays Naschy's girl, and plays a crucial part in getting the head they need, as she used to be the girlfriend of The Sadist (Roberto Mauri), the man who's brain they took.

Things don't turn out as planned - do they ever? The Sadist brain turns Naschy into a madman.

Just pure fun.


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