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Director  Joseph V. Mascelli
Cinematography  Alfred Taylor
Duration  
Language  English
2.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Horror, Sci-Fi
Narrated by  Bradford Dillman
Country  United States
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Release date  September 1963 (1963-09)
Writer  Vy Russell (original screenplay), Sue Dwiggins (original screenplay), Dean Dillman Jr. (original screenplay)
Cast  Marjorie Eaton (Hetty March), Frank Gerstle (Dr. Otto Frank), Frank Fowler (Victor), Erika Peters (Nina Rhodes), Judy Bamber (Beatrice "Bea" Mullins), Lisa Lang (Anita Gonzalez)
Genres  Science Fiction, Horror, Indie film, Black-and-white
Similar movies  Get a Life!, Back to Space-Con, Trekkies 2, Trekkies, Necroland, Comic-Con Episode Four: A Fan's Hope

Monstrosity is a 1963 film directed by Joseph V. Mascelli. It is perhaps better known under its alternate TV release title, The Atomic Brain.

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Plot summary

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An elderly woman uses her vast fortune to convince an eccentric yet brilliant scientist to transplant her brain into a new, youthful body. The bodies are provided by three immigrant young women who are hired to be servants. The old woman then chooses which of the girls she finds most beautiful, and sets about replacing the young woman's brain with her own.

Cast

  • Marjorie Eaton as Mrs. March
  • Frank Gerstle as Dr. Frank
  • Frank Fowler as Victor
  • Erika Peters as Nina Rhodes
  • Judy Bamber as Beatrice 'Bea' Mullins
  • Lisa Lang as Anita Gonzales
  • Xerxes as the Cat
  • Bradford Dillman as Narrator
  • DVD releases

    The film has been released by multiple studios as a "bargain bin" disc. A Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of the film was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 3 box set. It was later released by Shout Factory on DVD.

    Reception

    Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle called it a "deservedly infamous" horror film that includes the earliest explanation that brain decay explicitly leads to zombies' diminished intelligence. In Zombiemania: 80 Movies to Die For, academic and author Arnold T. Blumberg wrote that the "Mystery Science Theater 3000 version is the only watchable one."

    Legacy

    Under the name The Atomic Brain, the film was shown in episode 518 of Mystery Science Theater 3000. The film was adapted into a musical in 2010.

    A 4K restoration of Monstrosity was released on BD-R and DVD-R in 2017 following a successful 2015/2016 Kickstarter campaign by Ben Solovey.

    References

    Monstrosity (film) Wikipedia
    Monstrosity (film) IMDbMonstrosity (film) themoviedb.org


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