Monstrosity (film)

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A promotional film poster for Monstrosity
Directed by Joseph V. Mascelli
Produced by
Written by
  • Sue Bradford
  • Dean Dillman Jr.
  • Jack Pollexfen
  • Vy Russell
Music by Gene Kauer
Cinematography Alfred Taylor
Edited by Owen C. Gladden
Distributed by Emerson Film Enterprises
Release dates
  • September 1963 (1963-09)
Running time
64 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.

Plot summary[edit]

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.


DVD releases[edit]

The film has been released by multiple studios as a "bargain bin" disc.[citation needed] A MST3K 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.[1]


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.[2]


Under the name The Atomic Brain, the film was shown in episode 518 of Mystery Science Theater 3000.[1] The film was adapted into a musical in 2010.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Foster, Tyler (2011-11-14). "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 
  2. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. p. 111–112. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 

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