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The Atomic Brain


A rich old woman doesn't want anybody else to have her money if she should happen to die. So, she pays a scientist to develop a method of transferring her mind into a younger body. This movie is also known as "Monstrosity". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Monstrosity is a 1963 in film film directed by Joseph V. Mascelli. It is perhaps better known under its alternate title TV release title, The Atomic Brain.

Plot summary

An elderly woman uses her vast fortune to convince an eccentric yet brilliant scientist to transplant her brain into a new, youthful body. The bodies are provided by three immigrant young women who are hired to be servants. The old woman then chooses which of the girls she finds most beautiful, and sets about replacing the young woman's brain with her own.

DVD releases

  • The film has been released by multiple studios as a 'bargain bin' disc.
    • A MST3K version of the film was released by Rhino Entertainment as part of the Collection, Volume 3 box set.


  • Marjorie Eaton as Mrs. March
  • Frank Gerstle as Dr. Frank
  • Frank Fowler (actor) as Victor
  • Erika Peters as Nina Rhodes
  • Judy Bamber as Beatrice 'Bea' Mullins
  • Lisa Lang as Anita Gonzales
  • Xerxes as the Cat
  • Bradford Dillman as Narrator

In popular culture

  • Under the name The Atomic Brain, the film was shown in episode 518 of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • The film was adapted into a musical in 2010.

See also

  • List of films in the public domain
  • Category:1964 films
    Category:American science fiction horror films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Mad scientist films
    Category:American independent films
    Category:Directorial debut films
    Category:Films featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes
    Category:Exploitation films
    Category:1960s science fiction films
    Category:1964 horror films
    Category:1960s science fiction horror films

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