4.2/10
268
9 user 20 critic

The Man with the Severed Head (1973)

Las ratas no duermen de noche (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 7 June 1976 (Spain)
A mad doctor performs a head transplant on an injured criminal, which results in him being even more dangerous and murderous than before.

Director:

Juan Fortuny (as John Fortuny)

Writers:

Juan Fortuny (as John Fortuny), Marius Lesoeur (as A.L. Mariaux) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A man suffers from the curse of lyncanthropy and seeks out the aid of a German doctor and his wife who are experts in the occult. Unknowingly, the cursed man has summoned two vampires ... See full summary »

Director: Enrique López Eguiluz
Stars: Paul Naschy, Dyanik Zurakowska, Manuel Manzaneque
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In Medieval France a warlock is be-headed and his wife tortured and executed. Hundreds of years later an isolated group of people discover his head buried on their property. Soon it comes ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Emma Cohen, Víctor Barrera
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An evil witch brings back to life the infamous Elizabeth Bathory, who was executed several hundred years previously for murdering young woman and bathing in their blood.

Director: Paul Naschy
Stars: Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Silvia Aguilar
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An ex-convict, troubled by dreams that he strangles women, is hired as the caretaker on an estate owned by three very strange sisters. Soon after his arrival, a serial killer begins ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Aured
Stars: Paul Naschy, Diana Lorys, Eduardo Calvo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Four women spend the night in an old deserted sanitarium on a mountain. They each in turn fall into the the evil hands of a doctor who forces them to suck each others blood and to whip ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Aguirre
Stars: Paul Naschy, Rosanna Yanni, Haydée Politoff
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Waldemar, the renowned adventurer, joins an expedition to find the Yeti in the Himalayas. While hiking the mountains, he's captured by two cannibalistic demon nymphets guarding a remote ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Iglesias
Stars: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A killer is cleaning up the streets of Milan by murdering those considered as deviant. An ornamental dragonfly, soaked in the blood of the victim, is left on each body.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Erika Blanc, Ángel Aranda
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino
Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov
Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

An evil ruler uses witchcraft and evil spirits to keep his subjects in line, but the his reign of terror prompts the people to revolt.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Norma Sebre, Guillermo Bredeston
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Aliens from a dying world plot to conquer Earth by preying on man's superstitions. Bringing two dead scientists back to life, they use their knowledge to re-animate various monsters, ... See full summary »

Directors: Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Michael Rennie, Karin Dor, Craig Hill
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

An Indian mystic uses magical chants to raise women from the dead, then sends them out to perform revenge killings for him.

Director: León Klimovsky
Stars: Paul Naschy, Romy, Mirta Miller
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Naschy ... Jack Surnett (as Paul Nash)
Silvia Solar ... Ana (as Sylvia Solar)
Olivier Mathot Olivier Mathot ... Henry (as Oliver Matot)
Evelyne Scott Evelyne Scott ... Barbara (as Evelyn Scott)
Claude Boisson Claude Boisson ... Paul (as Yul Sanders)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gilda Arancio Gilda Arancio ... Ingrid (as Gilda Anderson)
Pierre Biet Pierre Biet ... André
Monique Gérard Monique Gérard ... La Bouquetiere
Alain Hardy Alain Hardy ... Villageois
Víctor Israel ... Karl
Richard Kolin Richard Kolin ... Willy
Antonia Lotito Antonia Lotito ... Emmy
Roberto Mauri Roberto Mauri ... Le Sadique / the Sadist
César Ojinaga César Ojinaga
Carlos Otero ... Doc Ritter
Edit

Storyline

A mad doctor performs a head transplant on an injured criminal, which results in him being even more dangerous and murderous than before.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain | France

Language:

Spanish | French

Release Date:

7 June 1976 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimson, the Color of Terror See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Karl is shot by one of the Sadist's henchmen through an upstairs window. However, in a later shot the window is intact. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mad Scientist Theatre: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What will become of me now?
13 February 2010 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

I am a Paul Naschy fan and he is always worth watching.

No, this will not garner any awards, but I bet it is on Quentin Tarantino's shelf. A perfect combination of crime and horror and a bit of Frankenstein thrown in, this is the perfect film to sit around and get drunk to with a group of friends.

Silvia Solar, Euro-trash veteran, and remembered for her role in at least one video nasty, is the wife of a mad scientist (Ricardo Palmerola), called upon to save Naschy, who was injured in a botched robbery.

They have to find a brain for a transplant. These hardened killers don't want to cut the head off the person they found, so they put him on train tracks to let the train do it. LOL Gilda Arancio (Zombie Lake) plays Naschy's girl, and plays a crucial part in getting the head they need, as she used to be the girlfriend of The Sadist (Roberto Mauri), the man who's brain they took.

Things don't turn out as planned - do they ever? The Sadist brain turns Naschy into a madman.

Just pure fun.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed