Monster of the Day #301

“Is Palmolive good for your skin? You’re soaking in it!”

  • Flangepart

    Jan in the pan!
    Interesting, how the removal of the body gives B-movie people paranormal mental powers.

  • Ericb

    Well, the special powers come from the neck juice. I’m more imprressed with her ability to talk without lungs.

  • monoceros4

    “I’m more imprressed with her ability to talk without lungs.”

    And talk, and talk, and not stop talking. And cackle. A lot. Why the good doctor Cortner didn’t simply drug his wife’s head into unconsciousness to alleviate her pain is a mystery to me.

    Incidentally, I think this movie could have worked better if Jason Evers and Leslie Daniels had switched parts. Evers is stolid, wooden, and lacks the spark of crazed genius needed for a truly convincing mad scientist, especially a mad scientist who spends most of the movie leching after all the women’s torsos in town. Daniels, languishing in the role of sidekick, put in a much juicier performance in his few minutes on screen; I’m pretty sure he would have done a better job of leering at and seducing his victims than did Evers with his flat voice and fixed smile.

  • Mr. Rational

    Look, I know some people think a woman’s place is in the kitchen, but isn’t this taking that a bit too far?

  • The Rev.

    I predict the man-woman who’s all over Evers at the club will be # 302.

  • Ericb

    monoceros4 – but could someone like Daniels hook up with a dish like Jan?

  • Eric — Only if he wanted to get ahead.

  • fish eye no miko

    “So the message here is: Don’t reach out for love or human understanding, or you’ll end up as part of a grisly lab experiment.”

  • TongoRad

    I guess I’m such an old fuddy-duddy that I still think of Mike Nelson as being the ‘new guy’. Actually, I believe I still have my old VCR tape of this episode with the label “MST3K- 1st ep with new guy”. True story.

    Now, on to showing it to the next generation, hopefully before the week is out…

  • roger h

    Speaking of MST3K, love Mary Jo’s version of the lady in the pan.

  • Rock Baker

    The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
    Released 1962, on double bill with Invasion of the Star Creatures.
    No distinguishing marks of scars.

    I mostly remember it for being rather gory for a 50’s film. Brilliant young scientist manages to keep his gal’s head alive when she’s killed in an auto accident, no problem. The Thing in the closet, that’s where we start going into really weird territory. And the blood, all over the place! Somewhere between The Flesh Eaters and Monstrosity, you will find the Brain That Wouldn’t Die. And this was released on double bill with a lame comedy? (I suppose there was a sort of connection with all the cheesecake, but a very odd grouping of cinematic fare!)

  • “They saved Sister Patrill’s brain!”

  • zombiewhacker

    Yeah, Mary Jo was great as Jan. Was that her first appearance on MST3K as well?

  • Rock Baker

    Not counting Magic Voice?

  • Darren Bennett

    Excellent start to the fourth century.

  • Darren Bennett

    Excellent start to the fourth century.

  • zombiewhacker

    Yeah. Was it her first appearance before the cameras?