It's the Thought that Kills.

by emertens | created - 24 Mar 2012 | updated - 11 Jul 2015 | Public

Or: "Pardon Me, but your Brains are in My Head"...

As of August the 17th 2012, I cannot post (and may not be able to reply to) comments anymore, because I don't have, nor do I want, a Facebook account.

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1. Frankenstein (1931)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale | Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff, John Boles

Votes: 54,878 | Gross: $12.00M

2. Castle Sinister (1932)

50 min | Horror

A crazed scientist attempts to transplant a young girl's brain into the body of an ape.

Director: Widgey R. Newman | Stars: Haddon Mason, Eric Adeney, Wally Patch, Isa Kilpatrick

3. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

Not Rated | 66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

Votes: 745

4. Black Friday (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Sovac transplants the brain of a gangster into his professor friend's body to save his life, but there is a side effect that causes a dangerous split personality.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Stanley Ridges, Anne Nagel

Votes: 1,552

5. The Devil Commands (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff, Richard Fiske

Votes: 737

6. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 4,491

7. The Lady and the Monster (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A millionaire's brain is preserved after his death, and telepathically begins to take control of those around him.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Vera Ralston, Erich von Stroheim, Richard Arlen, Helen Vinson

Votes: 213

8. House of Frankenstein (1944)

Approved | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

An evil scientist and his hunchbacked assistant escape from prison and encounter Dracula, the Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., J. Carrol Naish, John Carradine

Votes: 4,931

9. Donovan's Brain (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Votes: 1,213

10. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Sci-Fi

A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

Votes: 5,956

11. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger

Votes: 857

12. The Black Sleep (1956)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Sir Joel Cadman, a mad scientist, kidnaps his victims and cuts open their brains in an effort to discover a means to cure his wife's brain tumor.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney Jr., John Carradine

Votes: 1,081

13. The Man Without a Body (1957)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A wealthy business man discovers he has a brain tumor and seeks medical help. The business man finds a scientist experimenting with transplanting monkey heads on different monkey bodies. ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Saunders, W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Robert Hutton, George Coulouris, Julia Arnall, Nadja Regin

Votes: 233

14. The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Gor, a powerful criminal brain from the planet Arous, assumes the body of scientist Steve March. Through March, he begins to control the world by threatening destruction to any country ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: John Agar, Joyce Meadows, Robert Fuller, Thomas Browne Henry

Votes: 1,180

15. The Body Snatcher (1957)

80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A wrestler and a detective team up to stop a mad scientist who is kidnapping athletes and replacing their brains with those of animals to make them stronger and live longer.

Director: Fernando Méndez | Stars: Columba Domínguez, Crox Alvarado, Wolf Ruvinskis, Carlos Riquelme

Votes: 111

16. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

Votes: 7,461 | Gross: $7.00M

17. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror

Baron Frankenstein escapes from the guillotine and goes to Germany. There, he names himself Dr. Stein and plans to restart his experiments by using parts of dead bodies.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Eunice Gayson, Michael Gwynn

Votes: 3,702

18. The Colossus of New York (1958)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results...

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: John Baragrey, Mala Powers, Otto Kruger, Robert Hutton

Votes: 811

19. Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Invisible atomic monsters attack a U.S. Armed Forces base and the local residents.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Terry Kilburn, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker

Votes: 2,916

20. The Brain Eaters (1958)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

The inhabitants of a small Illinois town begin disappearing after a strange cone is found sticking out of the ground nearby.

Director: Bruno VeSota | Stars: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee

Votes: 954

21. The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

A psychically gifted young woman discovers a centuries-old crate buried on her aunt's ranch. Opening it, her family discovers the living head of Gideon Drew, a 16th century devil worshiper ... See full summary »

Director: Will Cowan | Stars: William Reynolds, Andra Martin, Jeffrey Stone, Carolyn Kearney

Votes: 1,198

22. The Screaming Skull (1958)

Unrated | 68 min | Horror, Thriller

A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Director: Alex Nicol | Stars: John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway, Tony Johnson

Votes: 2,593

23. The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Mystery

Jonathan Drake, while attending his brother's funeral, is shocked to find the head of the deceased is missing. When his brother's skull shows up later in a locked cabinet, Drake realizes an... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Eduard Franz, Valerie French, Grant Richards, Henry Daniell

Votes: 673

24. The Head (1959)

97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Trivas | Stars: Horst Frank, Karin Kernke, Helmut Schmid, Paul Dahlke

Votes: 479

25. The Manster (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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 »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Votes: 991

26. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,236

27. The Brain (1962)

83 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

A millionaire businessman's brain is kept alive after a fatal accident, and communicates clues to a doctor on the trail of the killer.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Anne Heywood, Peter van Eyck, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee

Votes: 200

28. The Brainiac (1962)

Approved | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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 »

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadne Welter, David Silva, Germán Robles

Votes: 838

29. Los autómatas de la muerte (1962)

80 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Horror

The evil scientist Dr. Caronte plots to revive the brains of three dead scientists and use them to obtain the formula for the super-powerful neutron bomb. The resulting creation needs blood... See full summary »

Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Wolf Ruvinskis, Rosita Arenas, Julio Alemán, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 79

30. Monstrosity (1963)

Unrated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A rich but unscrupulous old woman plots with a scientist to have her brain implanted in the skull of a sexy young woman.

Directors: Joseph V. Mascelli, Jack Pollexfen | Stars: Marjorie Eaton, Frank Gerstle, Frank Fowler, Erika Peters

Votes: 2,070

31. La cabeza viviente (1963)

79 min | Horror

A group of archaeologists break into the tomb of an ancient Aztec general, arousing the warrior's head and sending his undead servant out to take revenge on the careless scientists.

Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Mauricio Garcés, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Abel Salazar, Germán Robles

Votes: 92

32. The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

74 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Hitler's Brain is saved by Nazi madmen, and is giving orders on a small tropical island!

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland

Votes: 475

33. The Skull (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A collector comes into possession of the skull of the Marquis de Sade and learns it is possessed by an evil spirit.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Nigel Green

Votes: 1,910

34. Evil Brain from Outer Space (1965 TV Movie)

78 min | Action, Sci-Fi

A monstrous evil brain from outer space leads his minions on a crusade to conquer the universe, and unleashes hideous monsters on Earth that spread deadly diseases. Superhero Starman must ... See full summary »

Directors: Koreyoshi Akasaka, Teruo Ishii, Akira Mitsuwa | Stars: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada, Makoto Abe

Votes: 556

35. The Frozen Dead (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

Votes: 446

36. They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Nazi madmen preserve Hitler's brain on a small tropical island until the time is right to resurrect him and, along with him, the Third Reich.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland

Votes: 675

37. The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony M. Lanza | Stars: Bruce Dern, Pat Priest, Casey Kasem, Albert Cole

Votes: 1,121

38. Beast of Blood (1970)

GP | 90 min | Adventure, Horror

A mad scientist creates a monster, but after its head is cut off, he keeps it alive in a serum he has invented.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: John Ashley, Celeste Yarnall, Eddie Garcia, Liza Belmonte

Votes: 334

39. Brain of Blood (1971)

GP | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Amir, the benevolent ruler of Kalid, is dying, but there is hope. Freshly deceased, he is flown to the United States where Dr. Trenton transplants his brain into the body of a simpleton in ... See full summary »

Director: Al Adamson | Stars: Grant Williams, Kent Taylor, John Bloom, Regina Carrol

Votes: 571

40. The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

Doctors are forced to transplant the head of a dying, racist surgeon onto the body of a black death row inmate.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Roosevelt Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry

Votes: 1,986

41. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 7,113

42. Night Gallery (1969–1973)
Episode: The Caterpillar/Little Girl Lost (1972)

TV-PG | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Steven Macy lusts after his boss' wife and plans to use an earwig to be rid of him. / The government plays up to a genius' delusion that his dead daughter still lives so he can finish his experiments even though his mind is still clouded.

Directors: Timothy Galfas, Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Ed Nelson, Joanna Pettet, William Windom

Votes: 211

43. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,158

44. Las ratas no duermen de noche (1973)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror

A mad doctor performs a head transplant on an injured criminal, which results in him being even more dangerous and murderous than before.

Director: Juan Fortuny | Stars: Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Scott

Votes: 236

45. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 44,905 | Gross: $14.24M

46. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 45,946 | Gross: $2.02M

47. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Go to the Head of the Class (1986)

PG-13 | 60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A teenage horror buff is so smitten with a sexy classmate that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking and bewildering results.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Scott Coffey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tom Bresnahan

Votes: 291

48. Night of the Creeps (1986)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Alien brain parasites, entering humans through the mouth, turn their host into a killing zombie. Some teenagers start to fight against them.

Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Steve Marshall, Jill Whitlow

Votes: 16,780 | Gross: $0.59M

49. Blood Diner (1987)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

Two cannibalistic brothers kill various young women to use their flesh in their new special dish at their rundown restaurant, while seeking blood sacrifices to awaken a dormant Egyptian goddess.

Director: Jackie Kong | Stars: Rick Burks, Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, LaNette La France

Votes: 3,242

50. The Brain (1988)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them.

Director: Ed Hunt | Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza

Votes: 1,056

51. Brain Damage (1988)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Horror