The Brain From Planet Arous (1957)


THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS (1957) Resoundingly stupid, and all the greater for it. A concocted plot about radioactivity at “Mystery Mountain” (but don’t start a drinking game tied to the phrase). Which allowed the producers to film on the cheap, 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, subtle approaching light in the background. The “brain” is total Outer Limits quality, but the director 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 (the director’s resume includes Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman and The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad). You gotta love the horny aliens, though. You can just imagine their carnal lust provided cues for all the jocks at drive-ins to feel up their dates.  New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

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