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A dictator of a fictional country (Reed Hadley) dies and his sons (The Incredible Shrinking Man’s Grant Williams and Zandor Vorkov) hire a mad scientist (Kent Taylor from The Mighty Gorga) to perform an illicit brain transplant to save his life. The first step is naturally to wrap his corpse head to toe in aluminum foil like a baked potato; then
There’s also a subplot involving Taylor’s midget assistant (played by who else, Angelo Rossitto) who keeps women chained up in the basement, a great flashback where a bunch of rednecks pour battery acid on Gor’s face, and some pretty memorable and messy brain surgery scenes.
The goofy premise and funky performances will keep you snickering, but it’s Gor’s get-up that receives the most laughs. The make-up is positively awful and he resembles a close cousin of the monster from The Brain That Wouldn’t Die; and just like that monster, you can see the actor’s hair showing through the bald cap.
Brain of Blood loses points for it’s slapdash storytelling and erratic editing, but ironically, it’s one of Adamson’s more coherent efforts. It moves along at a steady pace, and if you have a high tolerance for Adamson’s ineptitude, you’ll probably find yourself in Bad Movie Heaven.
AKA: Brain Damage. AKA: The Brain. AKA: The Creature’s Revenge. AKA: The Oozing Skull. AKA: The Undying Brain.