Creature with the Atom Brain (1965)

Article #379 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 3-29-2002
Posting date: 8-22-2002

A gangster uses the talents of a scientist to animate dead bodies and cause them to commit murders of vengeance.

This science fiction/horror thriller isn’t a great movie, but it’s quite entertaining if you’re in the right mood for it. Edward L. Cahn wasn’t really a great director, but he could do all right if he was given the right story, and I think this one was right for him; the movie manages to deliver some thrills despite the general cheapness of the production and a sense that it was made mostly by people primarily interested in pulling in a paycheck. Still, I think I was in the right mood for it, and in its own way, it actually might be another of those films like INVISIBLE INVADERS that set the scene for NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. This is a good one for a slow Sunday afternoon.


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