The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)


arousTHE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1957) Resoundingly stupid, and all the greater for it, with a concocted plot about radioactivity at “Mystery Mountain.” Start a drinking game tied to that phrase to get the full effect from this movie. The producers filmed this one in the deserts behind the studios – a classic no-funds shortcut. The best scene is the opening credits, boasting a rousing score and a spooky, approaching light in the background. The “brain” is cheap, Outer Limits quality, and some of the music sounds like its from 30s serials, but the director (whose resume includes Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman and The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad) does his b-movie best by adding some atmospheric shots to a script that is basically another body snatcher type story, with a few twists. You gotta love the horny aliens, though. You can just imagine their carnal lust providing the cues for all the jocks at drive-ins to feel up their dates. DIALOG ALERT: “Don’t expert me, Sally. I’m alright!” New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

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