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Psycho à Go-Go (1967)

Blood of Ghastly Horror (original title)
GP | | Horror, Sci-Fi | January 1972 (USA)
A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Director:

Al Adamson

Writers:

Al Adamson (story), Samuel M. Sherman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carradine ... Dr. Howard Vanard
Kent Taylor ... Dr. Elton Corey
Tommy Kirk ... Sgt. Cross
Regina Carrol ... Susan Vanard
Roy Morton Roy Morton ... Joe Corey
Tacey Robbins Tacey Robbins ... Linda Clarke
Arne Warde Arne Warde ... Sgt. Grimaldi
Richard Smedley Richard Smedley ... Akro
Kirk Duncan Kirk Duncan ... David Clarke
Tanya Maree Tanya Maree ... Vicky
Barney Gelfan Barney Gelfan ... Detective
John Armond John Armond ... Nick
Lyle Felice Lyle Felice ... Vito
Joey Benson Joey Benson ... Lt. Ward
John Talbert John Talbert ... Curtis
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Storyline

A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

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Human zombies rise from their coffins as living corpses!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiend with the Electronic Brain See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Tahoe, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally filmed in the late 1960s as a robbery crime-drama, it sat on the shelf for two years before new footage incorporating the zombie plot were shot by investors who wanted a less serious horror flick. See more »

Alternate Versions

Director Al Adamson filmed the first version, Echo of Terror, a straightforward heist movie, in 1964. Adamson and producer Sam Sherman could not interest any distributor in releasing the movie. Several new scenes were added in 1965 (some featured actor John Carradine) and the result was a more horrific, science-fiction themed version, Psycho A Go-Go. That version was also unreleasable. Allied Artists TV approached Sherman with a request for a color horror movie to add to their package of movies for sale to American TV stations. Adamson responded by filming new scenes that added a zombie and mad doctor subplot, featuring Tommy Kirk, Kent Taylor and Regina Carroll, and the vastly re-edited film was sold to TV as The Man With The Synthetic Brain. A few scenes were cut for TV (including a strangulation murder), but Adamson added the violence and gore into a theatrical version of Synthetic Brain, titled Blood of Ghastly Horror. See more »

Connections

Edited from Psycho a Go-Go (1965) See more »

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Ordinary Guy
Written by Billy Storm
Performed by Tacey Robbins & The Vendells
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7 August 1999 | by AthanatosSee all my reviews

First they filmed a crime drama. Then they decided to make it into some sort of sci-fi flick, by adding footage which explains the criminal's behaviour in terms of a synthetic brain place in the head of a soldier. Then they decide to wrap this with some incredibly trashy low-budget early 70s zombie monster footage.


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