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Jobla wrote:MONSTROSITY is yet another film that was featured prominently in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, but never played Seattle theatrically.
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Rick wrote:Jobla wrote:MONSTROSITY is yet another film that was featured prominently in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, but never played Seattle theatrically.Okay, Jobla, that's one on me. I have no memory of coverage of MONSTROSITY in FM. Any idea, even approximately, of what issues in which it might have been mentioned?
Famous Monsters # 26, January, 1964, P 15
the Old Man with the Scythe be cut down to size?
Death be outwitted?
the producers of MONSTROSITY tell us, is the question posed their
continue:In the ancient folk legends, horror tales are told of
out of musty grave to prey on living bodies.
premise of MONSTROSITY is:
mankind be doomed to manufacture a race of ever-living monstrosities
dreaded than the vampires of legend?
ruthless men & women of wealth
& power buy, steal or kidnap the bodies
the young so that their own brains may live on forever in the bodies
story opens as Dr. Frank, operating in a secret laboratory beneath a
mansion, finishes a series of experiments in transplanting living
human bodies stolen from a cemetery. Now he is ready for the final
transplantation of the living brain of an old woman into the living
body of a
owner of the mansion, hideous of face but with hoarded millions,
girls to come to her isolated estate, where they find themselves
victims-to-be of Dr. Frank's living body-snatching.
strange fate of the terrified trio--and the curious end that finally
March's brain--these are the gripping nitemare elements of
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Rick wrote:Thank you, filmdetective. I did a little snooping myself, but was unable to access FM #26. Here is what I found from FM #23...not much that one. Small wonder I missed it. But I have no excuse for missing the passage from #26 which you quoted above, nor this picture from #25...Somehow these flew right by me. Not sure why. But it would still have come as a surprise to me when it first came into my view on TV as THE ATOMIC BRAIN. Now, that was a title of which I'd never heard, I'm sure of that. After all, how could I forget such a title. I mean...THE ATOMIC BRAIN? Come on.
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