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Strange things are happening in Riverdale, Illinois. A huge, seemingly alien structure has been found jutting out of the earth. Sent to investigate the origin of the mysterious object, Senator Walter Powers discovers that parasites from the center of the earth have infiltrated the town, taking control of the authorities and workers, making communication with the outside world impossible, and leaving the responsibility of stopping the invasion up to Powers and a small group of free individuals.Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Narration was added to the movie during editing because the sound quality was poor and you couldn't hear what was being said by the actors. Notice that actors are talking but you don't hear them in some parts. The added narration was by Alan Frost. See more »
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The movie was clearly inspired by Robert A. Heinlein's book The Puppet Masters, though this source was not credited in the film. Heinlein sued the filmmakers and obtained an out-of-court settlement. See more »
Far, far better than the horrible title would imply
This movie is about an invasion of the planet from deep within the bowels of the Earth. Little stupid looking beings (that look a lot like the old Cootie game from Schapper) invade the brains of unsuspecting humans and begin doing their evil bidding.
With a title like THE BRAIN EATERS, this sounded like an astoundingly bad movie--and that's something I can't resist! Older schlock films are a guilty pleasure for me, as I know I should hate them but enjoy them for a laugh now and again. And, with a terribly low score of 4, I sure expected it to be bad. Wow, did it come as a surprise when I did watch this super-low budget film, as in many ways it was quite entertaining and clever---and deserved a score much higher. In fact, almost all the reviews for the film give it a 5 or above--yet, incongruously, there is an overall score of 4!. Given that there is practically no budget, I was surprised that the film was pretty well written and the acting wasn't bad--I really expected so much less. Now I am not saying this is Shakespeare--this is a 50's sci-fi film that seems awfully similar to contemporary films such as INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. And while it will never come close to the quality of great 50's sci-fi, it is a touch better than average and better than films with five and ten times the budget. While my score of 6 may seem high for such a modest film, considering how successful the end product was and how little the outlay, I think it is well earned.
By the way, although he's heavily disguised with a cheesy and very large wig AND he's within a veil of steam, it's Leonard Nimoy as the leader of the little buggers.
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