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Public Domain Films - The Brain that Wouldn't Die (1962) - watch the entire film online, here

Updated on March 24, 2012

“Let Me Die… Let Me Die” are the first words uttered onto a black screen at the beginning of the classic horror film, “The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” (1962).

The classic film stars virtually unknown Hollywood actors, Jason Evers and Virginia Leith, and it is one of those good ole sci fi/horror films that were so popular during the 50s and early 60s.

Like most of the movies in this genre that were made during this time, the film is a bit cheeky and B moviesh….but it is actually pretty good, and well worth your time - especially if you are into science fiction and horror.

The title of the film practically gives away its frankensteinish storyline, but one can never have enough sci fi films that feature the possible unethical future of medicine, and the horror that would surely follow…

"The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” (1962) is in the public domain, and you can watch the movie online right here at the end of this hub.

But first, get pumped for the film by checking out my slanted outline...

The Plot - My Take...

The Mad Scientist Doctor, His Hot Chick and a Ridiculous "Accident"

Dr. Bill Cortner is an up and coming doctor with a hot fiancée by the name of Jan Compton.

His father is a doctor also, but his dad isn’t too fond of his son’s approach to the medical sciences.

At the beginning of the movie, it is established that Dr. Bill is a bit of a nut job who is not opposed to running medical experimentation on human beings, and playing mix and mingle with human limbs.

The good doctor bill and his girl are traveling home together when they get into an utterly ridiculous and completely avoidable car accident.

Whilst the car is burning, Dr. Bill tries to rescue his wife, but he finds that she has been badly burned…but her head and face are practically untouched…SCORE!

I don’t exactly remember how he got her head off of her body, or if the head was severed in the accident…but, suffice it to say that she was in two pieces and good ole doc Bill took the good piece along with him back to his summer home.

The Monster in the Lab

When the good doctor arrives back home that evening, we learned that not only is he not opposed to doing human experiments…he has actually made some incredible leaps and bounds in his quest to be Dr. Frankenstein’s greatest fan.

We find that there is a mutated half man, half thing, thingy that is kept in a locked cell in the lab - yeah, Dr. Bill has a laboratory in his home…

He takes the beautiful severed head of his girlfriend and he keeps it alive using God only knows what kind of technology.

Dr. Frankenstein would be Proud

Dr. Bill spends most of the film trying to find body parts for his jacked up fiancée.But he’s got two big problems:

  1. The brain that wouldn’t die (Jan’s brain) has been communicating telepathically with the thing in the cell
  2. Jan is mad as Hell at Dr. Bill because he will not let her die (Aha! It is she who pleads for death in the darkness during the opening of the film).

Because Dr. Bill is rather Rico Suave’ish, he easily charms some silly blond chick, and eventually he invites her to chill with him back at his summer place...(incidentally, the beautiful woman has suitable body parts that would nicely complement Jan’s severed head.

Well, What Happens Next?

...A thing in the closet, a beautiful damsel in distress, and a pissed off girlfriend all “come to a head” at the end of the film…if you wanna know what happens, you gotta watch the movie.

Watch the entire film online right here:

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I remember this movie! It was so dumb...like a head can live without a body! Ahhh....ye ole black n white days!

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      Rob 

      6 years ago from Oviedo, FL

      I saw this film on "Mystery Science theater". Their commentary made an awful film fun.

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      shea duane 

      6 years ago from new jersey

      I loooooove that movie! When I was a kid, we watched 'Dialing for Dollars' and every October, the program would show this movie. wow!

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