Charles "The Butcher" Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.
Dr. Bill Cortner has been performing experimental surgery on human guinea pigs without authorization and against the advice of his father, also a surgeon. When Bill's fiancée Jan Compton is decapitated in an automobile accident, he manages to keep her brain alive. He now needs to find a new body for his bride-to-be and settles on Doris Powell, a glamor model with a facial disfigurement. Jan meanwhile doesn't want to continue her body-less existence and calls upon the creature hidden in the basement, one of Bill Cortner's unsuccessful experiments, to break loose.Written by
When the doctors are operating in the first scene it is really obvious that they are not really cutting anything. See more »
What's locked behind that door?
A horror... no normal mind can imagine. Something even more terrible than you!
No, my deformed friend, like all quantities, horror has it's ultimate, and I am that.
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At the beginning, the title is given as "The Brain That Wouldn't Die." The end title card lists the title as "The Head That Wouldn't Die." See more »
Also released in shorter version that removes most of the violent footage. See more »
Anyone who would like to watch this flick (which I would not recommend) will soon realize that the title totally misses the point: actually,the head WOULD die,the actress tells us so during one long hour ,and it is a very talky movie at that.
An umpteenth variant of Mary Shelley's immortal Frankenstein,where the scientist ,for a change, is not the old dad ,but the son .He wants to bring the dead back to life ,in spite of his old man's good piece of advice .
In a car crash on a winding road (they should have looked at the road sign ),nothing is left of his dear wife but her head;hence the necessity to find a body.And while you're at it,try to find the most beautiful body you can.
People who play with fire must expect to get burnt.
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