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The Manster (1959)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 28 March 1962 (USA)
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 (as George Breakston), Kenneth G. Crane

Writers:

George P. Breakston (original story) (as George Breakston), William J. Sheldon (as Walt Sheldon)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Dyneley ... Larry Stanford
Jane Hylton ... Linda Stanford
Tetsu Nakamura Tetsu Nakamura ... Dr. Robert Suzuki (as Satoshi Nakamura)
Terri Zimmern Terri Zimmern ... Tara
Norman Van Hawley Norman Van Hawley ... Ian Matthews (as Van Hawley)
Jerry Itô Jerry Itô ... Police Supt. Aida
Toyoko Takechi Toyoko Takechi ... Emiko Suzuki
Kenzo Kuroki Kenzo Kuroki ... Genji Suzuki
Alan Tarlton Alan Tarlton ... Dr. H.B. Jennsen
Shinpei Takagi Shinpei Takagi ... Temple Priest
George Wyman George Wyman ... Monster
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Half-Man, Half-Monster!

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Originally released (as "The Split") as the second half of a double feature. The first film was a dubbed version of Georges Franju's Eye4s Without a Face (1960) (aka "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus"). See more »

Goofs

Misspelled word in opening credits. "From an original story..." reads "From an ORIGNAL story..." See more »

Alternate Versions

Some prints cut the epilogue in which Ian tries to convince Linda that Larry will be all right. See more »

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A film you never forget!
11 October 2001 | by lambiepie-2See all my reviews

As one poster put it... this is the film you saw as a kid but never remembered its name. I did!!! It is kinda cheesy...but I've seen much worse. But for its time, I gotta hand it to the make up folks and the actor's reaction for that scene with the eye on his shoulder. Gosh! Ya gotta guess that most of the budget went into that, and what fun! There isn't one person I have shown this film to that hasn't gasped at it! I just wished the rest of the film was that way. This is one film that HAS to be in your Halloween collection...your "low budget" vintage B movie horror collection...you know you've got one. Set it right between the William Castle films and the Hammer Films!! Get this film, get it now. It's a hoot!


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