A promotional film poster for Monstrosity
|Directed by||Joseph V. Mascelli|
|Music by||Gene Kauer|
|Edited by||Owen C. Gladden|
|Distributed by||Emerson Film Enterprises|
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.
- 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
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. It was later released by Shout Factory on DVD.
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.
- Monstrosity at the Internet Movie Database
- Monstrosity is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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