Directed by Al Adamson
Starring Grant Williams
A masterpiece of incredibly inept filmmaking, "Brain of Blood" opens up with what is obviously a postcard of a Middle Eastern palace (the people shown in the image are frozen in time), to show us a dying Arab leader. His followers decide to transplant the dictator's brain into a new body—that of a hulking monster! His body, wrapped in tinfoil, is transported to a doctor (Williams) in the U.S.
Stunningly bad acting, hilarious stock horror movie music, a midget medical assistant (who torments women in a dungeon during his spare time) and unbelievable special effects make this an almost-classic that has to be seen to be believed.
The inept, oat-meal-like monster make-up effects are also a riot. Despite the almost total lack of prosthetic technology, the film managed to pull off a mildly gruesome brain transplant scene. Not as funny as some of Adamson's other works—or most of the material cranked out by Herschell Gordon Lewis ("Blood Feast"). But it's nonetheless a great bad-movie.
-- Review by Lucius Gore