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The Brain Leeches (1978)

Invading aliens are taking over the brains of folks in a small town.

Director:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Jim Kennedy (screenplay), Brad Linaweaver (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Jones Paul Jones ... Dr. John Hayes
Marcia Scott Marcia Scott ... Susan
John Ray John Ray ... Rusty Fender (as Ray Starr)
Jennifer Knight Jennifer Knight ... Rose
Fred Olen Ray ... Tom (as Brian Wolfe)
Brad Linaweaver ... Billy Johnson
Ron Wright Ron Wright
Mark Stanfill Mark Stanfill
Tim Barrett Tim Barrett
Sugar Lee Sugar Lee
Malcom Brooks Malcom Brooks
Christopher Ray ... Christopher, the Baby (as Chris Ray)
Mike Smith Mike Smith
Sandy Potter Sandy Potter
Ace Dupre Ace Dupre
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Invading aliens are taking over the brains of folks in a small town.

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An Odyssey of Terror

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA

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Budget:

$298 (estimated)
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A fair share of this movie was shot silent with the dialogue and sound effects added later in post-production. See more »

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References The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955) See more »

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It will rot your brain...in a good way
13 March 2007 | by panthonyjohnsonSee all my reviews

Here's a movie with a character who's a former nuclear scientist turned pro-wrestler. If that tidbit doesn't warm the cockles of your heart, then I just don't understand you. Okay, so basically it is a home movie. But do your home movies include stock footage of a nuclear explosion? I can't really defend the movie except to say I enjoyed it. Add just a little more polish and a jot of professionalism and you might have something genuinely wretched (maybe something like Fred Olen Ray's more recent output), but there's a kind of "hey kids, let's put on a show" attitude here that works precisely because the movie's so impoverished. If the lighting were a little better, say good enough that I could actually tell what was going on in over half the scenes, I might even give this thing an 8.


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