Creature With The Atom Brain (1955)
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Several years earlier gangster Frank Buchanan was deported to his native Italy through the efforts of law enforcement authorities and rival gangsters who inform on him. While in Europe he meets scientist Wilhelm Steigg, who has perfected a method of reanimating dead people and controlling their behavior with oral commands. Buchanan underwrites Steigg's experiments and uses his technology to wreak revenge on his enemies. Unfortunately radioactive poisoning is a by-product of the process, and authorities use radiation detecting devices like Geiger counters to pinpoint the source of the sinister plot.
He Comes from Beyond the Grave!
Title: Creature With The Atom Brain
Release Date: July , 1955
Runtime: 69 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Buried.com Rating: 6.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Edward L. Cahn
Richard Denning ...Dr. Chet Walker
Angela Stevens ...Joyce Walker
S. John Launer ...Capt. Dave Harris
Michael Granger ...Frank Buchanan
Gregory Gaye ...Dr. Wilhelm Steigg (as Gregory Gay)
Linda Bennett ...Penny Walker
Tristram Coffin ...Dist. Atty. MacGraw
Harry Lauter ...Reporter #1
Larry J. Blake ...Reporter #2 (as Larry Blake)
Charles Evans ...Chief Camden
Pierre Watkin ...Mayor Bremer
Lane Chandler ...Gen. Saunders
Edward Coch ...Jason Franchot
Dick Crockett ...Creature who calls Camden
Richard H. Cutting ...Dick Cutting, Radio Broadcaster
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...Willard Pearce (first creature)
Eddie Foster ...Bartender
Terry Frost ...Tom, Policeman
Don C. Harvey ...Lester Banning
Paul Hoffman ...Tom Dunn
Charles Horvath ...Creature
Nelson Leigh ...Dr. Kenneth C. Norton
Tyler McVey ...Police officer
Michael Ross ...Creature Vernon Dunn
More Movie Taglines:
- He Comes from Beyond the Grave!
- Shock-Full of Thrills!
- Based on Scientific Facts!
- A dead man walks the streets to stalk his prey! So terrifying only screams can describe it!
- Here is horror that can happen NOW... TO YOU!
- Dr. Chet Walker: It would answer the riddle, wouldn't it? Remote-controlled creatures, their brains powered by atomic energy, roaming the streets, directed from a central point.
Dr. Chet Walker: This so-called blood is radioactive! Capt. Dave Harris: Dangerously so? Dr. Chet Walker: Plus 9!
Frank Buchanan: Steigg, you may be a crackpot, but you're also a genius.
Penny Walker: [about her new doll] I'm going to call her Dave. Dr. Chet Walker: Dave? Dave's a boy's name, that's a girl doll. Penny Walker: I don't care... I know, I'll tell all my friends she's a tomboy.
Frank Buchanan: Dr. Steigg, if it weren't for my money, you'd be experimenting with cats and dogs in that flea-sized lab of yours in Europe.
- One of the first films to use squibs to simulate gunshot wounds
Columbia booked this across the United States as a standard double bill with IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA.
To keep the budget low, like many directors of the period, Edward L. Cahn chose to shoot the film with in as few breaks and edits as feasible, so that the characters are constantly standing, sitting, and pacing to avoid the tedium of talking-head shots. Even when characters move from room to room, there are very few cuts. The effect is both impressive and amusing, once the viewer becomes aware of it, and could inspire a Drinking Game based on spotting the edits!
The film uses the old Columbia Ranch back lot in Burbank, now named the Warner Brothers Ranch, extensively filming on its residential and city street sets. The shot showing the "Monroe Air Force Base" utilized the ranch's entrance with its two gate houses.
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