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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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Jack Pollexfen fired director Joseph V. Mascelli and finished directing the picture, uncredited. 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 »

Quotes

Narrator: Mrs. March had not realized her future body had such a satisfactory shape. Perhaps not as spectacular as the English girl but in excellent taste. She couldn't help being amused. The stupid girl was not only modeling Mrs. March's future wardrobe but Mrs. March's future body: so firm, so nicely round in places men like.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

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Spectacular Cheese!
10 May 2004 | by iago-6See all my reviews

I'm kind of surprised by the nature of many of the comments here. OF COURSE the movie is terrible, people! But I don't think you or anyone needs the MST3K commentators to know that this is a mega-turkey on a grand scale and add your own commentary! I'm also really surprised how many people find the sexism of the film "offensive." Wow, I never would have expected a 60's drive-in exploitation film to be sexist! I can't believe that!

I found this movie totally enjoyable, and at 66 minutes it's just the right length. The story about switching bodies with a younger person and willing all your posessessions to them (that is, to YOU, after the switch) is from a relatively well-known 18th-century ghost story... I actually wish I could find it again. There were so many enjoyable aspects... the ridiculous narration that tries to cover for the fact that they can't form a coherent story with the footage at hand... the idea that you can fit a human brain into a cat's skull... the animal noises coming out of the people (which is actually fairly effective)... the hideous accents ("Me no speak good English")... it's just a hoot from start to finish.

Some notable moments: >>When the mad scientist explains that if anyone discovers the lab he'll just trip off a NUCLEAR EXPLOSION that'll take care of them! ...and of course the few miles around the house as well. And really, how many of us have space for a nuclear reactor in our basements? >>I love how the two remaining women are getting freaked out and decide that they have to leave, NOW. So they go downstairs to the first floor (where presumably the front door is), but they just keep on going, down to the basement, where they witness the old lady (previously wheelchair bound) up and walking around near her nuclear reactor. So they go back up, pass the front door again, and go back to their room where they proceed to read a magazine! >>The acting in this film is just so on the surface. Like the scene in which the blinded woman reaches around above her until she hits the lamp and sends it swinging, THEN removes her bandage... because if not, what excuse would we have to see the gouged-out eye socket in the chilling swinging light?

Excellent cheese! Ridiculous, glorious, and yeah, a bit on the disturbing side.

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