Entertainment Magazine: Free Movies: Horror: "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"

Classic horror flick "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"

In this classic horror movie from 1962, a scientist is driving around with his gorgeous girlfriend and evrything's hunky-dory until he wrecks the car and her head goes flying off.

Not to be discouraged, he wraps the decapitated noggin in his jacket and scurries off to his lab, where he keeps the poor woman's head alive in a developing tray with some coils and tubes running in and out of it.

With his girlfriend's still-conscious cabeza back at the lab, the good doctor drives around shopping for bodies, ogling women who might make likely candidates for reattaching the head.

Finally he finds a model with a gorgeous bod (and leopard print bikini), but a scarred face. He convinces the young woman that he can fix her looks with plastic surgery and convinces her to go back to the lab. Meanwhile, his girlfriend-head (silenced by a strip of duct tape over her mouth) has developed telepathy and a nasty grudge.

This movie used to regularly leave late-night TV audiences aghast and scare the bejabbers out of the young'uns. Decades later, it's an indispensable trash classic, complete with a catfight, a pinhead monster, a deformed assistant, and even a spatter of gore. Make no mistake; this incredible, sleazy gem is a must-see for any self-respecting fans of camp cinema. They just don't come any better, and they definitely don't make 'em like that anymore. --Jerry Renshaw (Amazon.com).

Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 8 seconds.

Directed by Joseph Green

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Rex Carlton
Joseph Green, also story

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete
Jason Evers ....Dr. Bill Cortner (as Herb Evers)
Virginia Leith ....Jan Compton/Jan in the Pan
Leslie Daniels ....Kurt
Adele Lamont....Doris Powell
Bonnie Sharie ....Blonde Stripper
Paula Maurice ....Brunet Stripper
Marilyn Hanold ....Peggy Howard
Bruce Brighton ....Dr. Cortner
Arny Freeman ....Photographer
Fred Martin ....Medical Assistant
Lola Mason ....Donna Williams
Doris Brent ....Nurse
Bruce Kerr ....Beauty Contest M.C.
Audrey Devereal ....Jeannie Reynolds
Eddie Carmel....Monster
Sammy Petrillo ....Art (uncredited)

Also Known As:
The Head That Wouldn't Die
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w
Keywords: sci-fi; horror; thriller

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

Watch "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"

Download free movie and images from archive.org

This movie uses a new code found in many browsers that provide quick streaming video without any special software. Select a movie title above.

To start free movie: If you see the movie screen image, your browser supports the new <video> tag. Click the triangle on the lower left side of the movie screen. Adjust sound with the sound bar to the right. To watch the movie in a full window, click the rectangle on the lower right.

Watch full screen: Click the rectangle on the lower right corner to watch the movie in full screen mode. Press the escape key to return. Read more how to watch free movies online.

To download free movie: Select the streaming movie files link to download the movie files and images. These movies can also be transfered to mobile devices like iPads and smartphones. Find out more how to download movies.

Problem watching this movie? Email the title and we'll check the sources. These free movies are in the public domain and linked from Entertainment Magazine.

Free Horror Movies Index | Free Movies Indx

Entertainment Magazine

© 2005-2011 EMOL.org. Entertainment Magazine. This is a public domain archive.

Free Movies
Entertainment Magazine

Costumes and Supplies


Free Ringtones
Free Gift Cards
Play Free Games Online

"The Brain That Wouldn't Die" Movie DVDs
from amazon.com

Online Movie Rentals

  • Netflix. Stream and Instantly watch thousands of TV episodes & movies from Netflix. See Netflix Current Offer.

Movie & TV Collectibles

Hollywood MegaStore: Movie, Celebrity & TV Memorabilia & Merchandise, 3000+ items!

Find Today's Daily Deal on Your City's Best Things To Do at Groupon.com!

Search Amazon for Horror Movies

Amazon Logo