The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant

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The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant
Poster of the movie The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant.jpg
Directed by Anthony M. Lanza
Produced by John Lawrence
Volodymyr Kowal
Nicholas Wowchuk
Alvin L. Fast
Arthur N. Gilbert
Sheldon Lee
Written by James Gordon White
John Lawrence
Starring Bruce Dern
Patricia Ann Priest
Casey Kasem
Albert Cole
John Bloom
Music by John Barber
Cinematography Glen Gano
Paul Hipp
Jack Steely
Edited by Anthony Lanza
Release date
  • 1971 (1971)
Running time
87 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant is a 1971 science fiction/horror film directed by Anthony Lanza. It is the earlier companion to the 1972 blaxploitation film The Thing with Two Heads.[1]


Dr. Roger Girard (Bruce Dern) is a rich scientist experimenting with head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny (John Bloom), who is an extremely strong full-grown man, but he has the mind of a child due to brain damage sustained in a mine accident. In an unusual turn of events, Manuel Cass (Albert Cole), a recently escaped mental patient and serial killer, has murdered Dr. Girard's caretaker and is seriously injured himself. Given an unprecedented chance to use human subjects -- a mortally wounded psychotic and a disabled man with little chance of surviving on his own, neither of whom he thinks will be missed -- Dr. Girard transplants Cass's head onto Danny's body to prove that his techniques can be applied to human beings. The new creature, with one head of a murderer and the other with the mental capacity of an eight-year old attached to an extremely powerful body, escapes and wreaks havoc.[2]



The film was shot in six days in Santa Monica, California. Lead actor Bruce Dern claimed he never got paid for his services.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

In 1989, horror punk band Haunted Garage recorded a song of the same name based on the film for their 7" EP Mothers Day

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