#Retro #HorrorMovie Classic – The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)

I told you to let me die. Jan Compton

Seeing The Brain That Wouldn’t Die as a kid, I was absolutely transfixed on the grotesquery of what was happening, seeing it thirty or more years later, I’m a bit baffled. The concept is amazing, too bad bringing it to life missed the mark. Most of the movie seemed like improv with nothing but Jan as the center piece.

It’s not all bad, there are some delightful elements, like Jan’s head being attached to tubes and wires; the songs She Blinded Me With Science and Weird Science came to mind as I watched. Dr. Bill Cortner is a Dr. Frankenstein wannabe, and his Igor (Kurt) isn’t close to being anything more than a wuss. Thank god for Virginia Leith as Jan Compton, without her this movie wouldn’t have anything worth looking at, even the monster locked in the closet, while gross was bland.

Unfortunately, I can only give this one 2.5 out of 5 Stars.