A promotional film poster for "Monstrosity."
|Directed by||Joseph V. Mascelli|
|Produced by||Dean Dillman Jr.
|Written by||Sue Bradford
Dean Dillman Jr.
|Music by||Gene Kauer|
|Edited by||Owen C. Gladden|
|Distributed by||Emerson Film Enterprises|
|Release date(s)||September 1963|
|Running time||64 min|
Monstrosity is a 1963 film directed by Joseph V. Mascelli. It is perhaps better known under its alternate title TV release title, The Atomic Brain.
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.
- The film has been released by multiple studios as a 'bargain bin' disc.
- A MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 3 box set.
- 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
- 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.
- Monstrosity at the Internet Movie Database
- The Atomic Brain is available for free download at the Internet Archive [more]
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