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Blood of Ghastly Horror (1967)

GP | | Horror, Sci-Fi | January 1972 (USA)
A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

Director:

Al Adamson

Writers:

Al Adamson (story), Samuel M. Sherman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Carradine ... Dr. Howard Vanard
Kent Taylor ... Dr. Elton Corey
Tommy Kirk ... Sgt. Cross
Regina Carrol ... Susan Vanard
Roy Morton Roy Morton ... Joe Corey
Tacey Robbins Tacey Robbins ... Linda Clarke
Arne Warde Arne Warde ... Sgt. Grimaldi
Richard Smedley Richard Smedley ... Akro
Kirk Duncan Kirk Duncan ... David Clarke
Tanya Maree Tanya Maree ... Vicky
Barney Gelfan Barney Gelfan ... Detective
John Armond John Armond ... Nick
Lyle Felice Lyle Felice ... Vito
Joey Benson Joey Benson ... Lt. Ward
John Talbert John Talbert ... Curtis
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A mad scientist implants an electronic device into the brain of an injured soldier, which turns him into a psychotic killer.

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Human zombies rise from their coffins as living corpses!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Originally filmed in the late 1960s as a robbery crime-drama, it sat on the shelf for two years before new footage incorporating the zombie plot were shot by investors who wanted a less serious horror flick. See more »

Alternate Versions

The earliest version was Psycho a Go-Go, with new footage being added for Fiend with the Electronic Brain. After more footage was added it became Blood of Ghastly Horror. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The House on Cuckoo Lane (2014) See more »

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Ordinary Guy
Written by Billy Storm
Performed by Tacey Robbins & The Vendells
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Even for an Al Adamson film, this one is a pile of crap
26 May 2009 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Al Adamson might just have been the worst film director in history. I truly think that his films are at least as bad as Ed Wood's and both men finished up their careers making porno flicks. This film, made in the pre-porno days, manages to perhaps be the worse excuse for a film Adamson ever made--even worse than Dracula VS. FRANKENSTEIN!! That's because this master of the super-super cheap drive-in film found a way to make this film even cheaper and cheesier than the rest--he took apart an older film he made (PSYCHO A GO-GO) and pieced it together with some new scenes to make an entirely new film!!

The original film, PSYCHO A GO-GO was actually one of Adamson's best films (though its current rating of 2.0 is hardly stellar). It was about a jewel robbery gone bad and particularly focused on a psychotic killer within the gang and his evil deeds.

Now, the same guy who was killed at the end of PSYCHO A GO-GO is back as a zombie re-animated by John Carradine with an electronic brain! And, it's up to Tommy Kirk and a bunch of other no-talents to unravel the mystery (about the murders, not why they agreed to be in this pile of bilge).

Much of the film makes no sense at all and it's all quite confusing and stupid--with very large chunks of the old film re-used haphazardly. Apparently none of this was important to Adamson. What was important, it seems, is managing to make a new film for $5.78. The only people who could enjoy this dull mess are bad movie freaks like myself who occasionally enjoy laughing at horrid films. And this one has it all--very bad acting, the director's stripper wife making yet another gratuitous appearance in one of his films, non-existent writing and terrible direction (with quite a few out of focus and poorly framed shots).


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fiend with the Electronic Brain See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Tahoe, California, USA

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2.35 : 1
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