The Brain That Wouldn't Die
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

When a surgeon's fiancee is decapitated in a car wreck, he keeps her head alive while he seeks a proper body to attach it to.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Z-budget cheapie exploitation mad scientist film from AIP.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

One of the campiest of all the tacky, cheapo horror films. This is so entertainingly bad, that's it's good. A true guilty pleasure!

Scott Weinberg

Hey, they mocked it on MST3K for good reason!

Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily

Not as good as 'Aby-Normal', but fun.

Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Oh, it died.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

MST'd films should NEVER be viewed sans MST.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Pretty awful in its un-MST3Ked incarnation.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)


Shane Burridge

The outright stupidity of the production is entertaining at first, but becomes tiresome

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Against her will, a scientist searches for a body for his decapitated fiancee. Deranged b-movie full of sleaze, mutants, cheap gore, purple prose, and general… More
Aj V
I thought this was a very cool mad scientist horror movie, but then they kept playing on TV all the time, and I got annoyed with it. Anyway, the story is good,… More
Tim Salmons
Of all the movies I've been seeing lately of this type that had any potential of being a classic, I think The Brain That Wouldn't Die probably has the… More
Robert C
Once again... If it wasn't for Elvira's intermissions and asides, there would be no reason for sitting through this. I fun idea...but cheaply made,… More
Zach Brehany
The Brain That Wouldn't Die is a perfect example of what a B-Movie is: Boring script, slow pacing, and actors that make Tommy Wiseau look good. Now, the… More
Tim Barker
The video picture that I saw for this movie actually shows the mutant that is withheld until the very end of the movie. That's gotta be the first time I… More