Friday, September 13, 2013

THE MIND BENDERS / Michael Relph Productions - 1963

It's Friday The 13th with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a little story from Britain about a scientist that's discovered passing top secret information to Communist agents, he then kills himself. Another scientist on the project thinks the man may have been brainwashed by a sensory deprivation experiment they're working on, to make a person act against their strongest feelings, the same stuff our own CIA was working on at the same time... So, Happy Friday The 13th, Everbloody!!

Eegah!! sent over a nice little soundclip of the theme and a scream for our enjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the atomic powered heavy water tank, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's an earfull of... THE MIND BENDERS!

This group of scientists travelling by train are unprepared for the old dude, third from the left, to crash through the window to his death! The train stops and they recover the body. The old guy also knew he was being followed by authorities for passing secrets to the Soviets.

Back at the lab, they review footage of actual victims of sensory deprivation, trying to understand why the scientist changed after he agreed to be a guinea pig in the project.

Dr. Longman also agreed to the same deal, now, he's depressed and distant to his pregnant wife. His wife's name is Oonagh, no wonder he's freakin' depressed! Dirk Bogarde plays the flipped out doctor, he also starred in AGENT 8-3/4 and THE DAMNED.

Dr. Longman agrees to continue the experiments in search for solutions to his problems.

In the control room, the heads of the project get in some heavy discussion and forget about the doctor, who's starting to have vivid nightmares!

The boys are now arguing in the control room, and, the doc flips his lid and no one's aware of it until it's toooooo late, his mind has been basically, erased!

Here's an odd celebration somewhere in England, with riverside fireworks and a pub!

It then comes out that one of the scientists is in love with the doc's wife!

At the end, an accident forces the doc to deliver his own child and his memory is fully restored! Go figure...

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