Cultural Gutter: Battle of the Brains


On The Cultural Gutter, I’m fighting the Battle of the Brains, a look at the classic B-movie Fiend Without a Face:

The brain monsters themselves are realized through a combination of stop-motion animation and fake brains being pulled around on strings. All in all, brains aren’t really scary – at least up until that moment when you see one pick up a hammer with its spinal cord and come flying at you. while it’s true these fiends do indeed have no face, they also have no arms, legs, or anything else, so you really could have called this film anything short of Fiend Without a Brain and a Spinal Cord.

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