The Brain That Wouldn't Die

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Alive... without a body... fed by an unspeakable horror from hell!

  • Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1962-02-25
  • User Rating: 4.6/10 from 63 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rex Carlton Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Dr. Bill Cortner and his fiancée, Jan Compton, are driving to his lab when they get into a horrible car accident. Compton is decapitated. But Cortner is not fazed by this seemingly insurmountable hurdle. His expertise is in transplants, and he is excited to perform the first head transplant. Keeping Compton's head alive in his lab, Cortner plans the groundbreaking yet unorthodox surgery. First, however, he needs a body.

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  • Jason Evers

    as Dr. Bill Cortner
  • Virginia Leith

    as Jan Compton
  • Leslie Daniels

    as Kurt
  • Adele Lamont

    as Doris Powell
  • Bonnie Sharie

    as Blonde Stripper
  • Doris Brent

    as Nurse
  • Paula Maurice

    as Brunet Stripper
  • Marilyn Hanold

    as Peggy Howard
  • Bruce Brighton

    as Dr. Cortner
  • Arny Freeman

    as Photographer
  • Fred Martin

    as Medical Assistant
  • Lola Mason

    as Donna Williams
  • Bruce Kerr

    as Beauty Contest M.C.
  • Audrey Devereal

    as Jeannie Reynolds
  • Eddie Carmel

    as Monster
  • Sammy Petrillo

    as Art
Production Rex Carlton Producer
Writing Rex Carlton Story
Costume & Make-Up George Fiala Makeup Artist
Writing Joseph Green Screenplay
Directing Joseph Green Director
Writing Joseph Green Story
Crew Doris Brent Additional Dialogue
Camera Jack Priestley Camera Operator
Camera Stephen Hajnal Director of Photography
Editing Marc Anderson Editor
Art Paul Fanning Art Direction
Production Jim Geallis Producer's Assistant
Production Mort Landberg Associate Producer
Crew Byron Baer Special Effects
Directing Eva Blair Script Supervisor
Editing Leonard Anderson Supervising Editor
Directing Tony LaMarca Assistant Director
Sound Emil Kolisch Sound
Production Alfred H. Lessner Production Manager
Art Walter Pluff Jr. Property Master
Sound Robert E. Lessner Sound
Lighting Vincent Delaney Gaffer
Camera John Haupt Jr. Grip
Production Linda Brent Producer's Assistant