4.0/10
976
31 user 25 critic

The Brain Eaters (1958)

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

Director:

Bruno VeSota

Writer:

Gordon Urquhart (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a post-Apocalyptic world after an atomic war seven disparate people find themselves in a protected valley in the home of a survivalist and his beautiful daughter.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Denning, Lori Nelson, Adele Jergens
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A teenage couple accidentally awakens an alien after hitting it with their car.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Steven Terrell, Gloria Castillo, Frank Gorshin
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson
The Black Cat (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A professor with the psychic ability to communicate with the dead uses his powers on his pet cat in order to take vengeance upon his enemies.

Director: Lucio Fulci
Stars: Patrick Magee, Mimsy Farmer, David Warbeck
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A stone-encrusted body is unearthed at Pompeii, and people left alone with it keep dying of crushed skulls...

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In a post holocaust society, robots take it on their own to help the dying human race by giving them android bodies.

Director: Wesley Barry
Stars: Don Megowan, Erica Elliott, Frances McCann
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

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
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A group of gold thieves pull of a heist and flee into the snowy wilderness, only to be pursued by a horrible, spider-like monster.

Director: Monte Hellman
Stars: Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A photographer and his models go to an old, abandoned castle to shoot some sexy covers for horror novels. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is inhabited by a lunatic who believes himself to ... See full summary »

Director: Massimo Pupillo
Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Walter Brandi, Luisa Baratto
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Director: Richard Talmadge
Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ed Nelson ... Dr. Paul Kettering (as Edwin Nelson)
Alan Jay Factor Alan Jay Factor ... Glenn Cameron (as Alan Frost)
Cornelius Keefe ... Senator Walter K. Powers (as Jack Hill)
Joanna Lee Joanna Lee ... Alice Summers
Jody Fair Jody Fair ... Elaine Cameron
David Hughes David Hughes ... Dr. Wyler
Robert Ball Robert Ball ... Dan Walker
Greigh Phillips Greigh Phillips ... Sheriff
Orville Sherman ... Mayor Cameron
Leonard Nimoy ... Professor Cole (as Leonard Nemoy)
Doug Banks Doug Banks ... Doctor
Henry Randolph Henry Randolph ... Telegrapher
Saul Bronson Saul Bronson ... Prof. Helsingman
Edit

Storyline

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 <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Crawling, slimy things terror-bent on destroying the world!

Genres:

Sci-Fi | Horror

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Keepers of the Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Pomona, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Corinthian Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Producer Ed Nelson, who also stars, created the parasites himself using little wind-up toys covered with fur from an old coat and pipe cleaners for antennae. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor is about to crawl in to the ship he's handed a gun. When the camera angle changes he's shown wearing a holster on a belt with the gun in the holster. See more »

Quotes

Glenn Cameron: Will he live?
Dr. Paul Kettering: No, but he's going to, at least as long as science can make him
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Matinee (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brain Music
9 September 2007 | by RotwangsGirlSee all my reviews

I read your post re: The Brain Eaters. I have done extensive research on the music and have also come to the conclusion that there never was a Tom Jonson. I have identified much of the score but the piece that eludes me is the Main Title. Does anyone have any idea what that's from? Your help would be greatly appreciated. It's driving me crazy.

In the meantime , this is a fun film (if derivative). The biggest mistake might be the Pipe Cleaner antennea on the little monsters. The idea the creatures are subterranian in nature was very different for the period. All in all a good fun romp. The classical score does add a weirdness that somehow compelling.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 31 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed