GenreHorror, Sci-Fi Narrated byBradford Dillman CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 1963 (1963-09) WriterVy Russell (original screenplay), Sue Dwiggins (original screenplay), Dean Dillman Jr. (original screenplay) CastMarjorie Eaton (Hetty March), Frank Gerstle (Dr. Otto Frank), Frank Fowler (Victor), Erika Peters (Nina Rhodes), Judy Bamber (Beatrice "Bea" Mullins), Lisa Lang (Anita Gonzalez) GenresScience Fiction, Horror, Indie film, Black-and-white Similar moviesGet 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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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.
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
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.
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."
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.