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Monstrosity (1963)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | September 1963 (USA)
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 (as Joseph Mascelli), Jack Pollexfen (uncredited)

Writers:

Vy Russell (original screenplay), Sue Dwiggins (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Eaton ... Mrs. March
Frank Gerstle ... Dr. Frank
Frank Fowler Frank Fowler ... Victor
Erika Peters ... Nina
Judy Bamber ... Bea
Lisa Lang Lisa Lang ... Anita
Xerxes Xerxes ... Xerxes the Cat
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Somehow, atomic power is harnessed to transplant brains. An old woman uses this power to hire two sexy (and one homely) foreign housekeepers with the idea of transplanting her old brain into a sexy woman's. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Bodies for sale! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brain Snatchers See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Cinema Venture See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in ten days. See more »

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When the 3 candidates enter Mrs. March's room for the first time, in her mirror you can see a young male crew member with glasses in the reflection. He stays standing there during the whole scene. See more »

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Narrator: As with the other bodies stolen from cemeteries, the nerve endings of the brain were too far gone to receive a proper transplant. The experiment failed to produce anything more than a walking, breathing zombie-like creature. But the doctor permitted her to wander about the laboratory - she was harmless and
[leering tone]
Narrator: at times even amusing.
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Wanted: A Young Woman's Body
27 February 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"An elderly woman has invested a fortune on a scientist's research which, if successful, will allow him to transfer her brain into the body of a young woman. Needing a host body for her brain and subjects to experiment upon, the elderly woman advertises for a housekeeper in hopes of securing what the scientist needs, human guinea pigs. Three unlucky women are selected by the elderly woman as the choices and are unaware of the true motives behind their employment…" according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Re-titled "The Atomic Brain", the toothy "Monstrosity" referred to in the title is the fusion of a "live dog to a dead human body." He is the one of the mistakes mad doctor Frank Gerstle (as Otto Frank) has made. The body-snatching doctor is funded by haggish, but wealthy Marjorie Eaton (as Hetty March). The elderly Ms. Eaton wants her brain transplanted into a younger woman's body.

Fortunately, Eaton has good taste in the female form - she and gigolo Frank Fowler (as Victor) help arrange for the arrival of three fresh young female bodies: enticing Erika Peters (as Nina Rhodes), shapely Judy Bamber (as Beatrice Mullins), and lovely Lisa Lang (as Anita Gonzalez). Described as "firm and nicely-rounded," Otto's Angels think they've been hired as servants…

If you like good bad movies, by all means, check out this "Monstrosity"; it sinks quickly into awful, but slowly rises up the "so-bad-it's-good" meter. In his only directorial credit, James Mascelli gets in some nice shots, for the budget. The young women are fun to watch - all, coincidently, have "Monstrosity" as their last acting credit. There is a strong erotic undercurrent - think of petting pretty, brain-dead women in captivity...

**** Monstrosity (1964) James Mascelli ~ Marjorie Eaton, Frank Gerstle, Erika Peters


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