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 85 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 22min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rex Carlton Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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From 85 Ratings
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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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    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