Monstrous Question: BEST MAD SCIENTIST MOVIE? (1 of 6)
MONSTROUS QUESTION: BEST MAD SCIENTIST MOVIE
(Part 1 of 6)
(“Monstrous Question” Created by Michael Arruda)
(This is my creation. Yes, a criminal lunatic! It tried to kill you! BONK! Shut up!)
This month’s MONSTROUS QUESTION comes to us courtesy of our good friend Pete Dudar.
Take it away Pete:
PETE: Okay, so what’s the best ‘mad scientist’ movie? Is it FRANKENSTEIN? RE-ANIMATOR? THE FLY? We fans want to know.
Okie-dokie. There it is. What’s the best “mad scientist” movie ever?
Our panel answers:
As the overseer of all things low budget and out of the norm, my fave flick of an insane scientist goes to 1973′s DOCTOR GORE (released on VHS in the 80s under its original title, THE BODY SHOP). Director/actor J. G. Patterson stars as a Frankenstein-like creator who lives alone in an isolated mansion. After he loses his wife in a tragic accident, he–along with his hunchback assistant–begin to assemble another wife for him from body parts of local woman (future low budget shockers such as PIECES (1982) and MAY (2002) owe their existence to this brutally gory little gem (Okay, they all rip-off FRANKENSTEIN, but you get the picture!).
It’s low budget, the acting’s horrible, and there’s a few stretches of nothingness that will test your patience. BUT—the clever gore effects are still difficult to watch and the ending is unforgettable. Fans of psychotronic cinema are advised to seek this one out. . .
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