Friday, May 18, 2018

MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN / 'He's Losing Their Minds' - 2005

Today's feature's all about greed, betrayal and revenge in a small Bulgarian town. William Cole, wealthy industrialist, winds up with part of his brain replaced by that of a Russian cab driver, Yegor. The two could not be more different, but they share one thing... They both were killed by the same woman! Brought back to life by a mad scientist, William and Yegor form an unlikely partnership to track down their common nemesis... Filmed in Sofia, Bulgaria.

This one stars Bruce (EVIL DEAD) Campbell, Tamara (RETURN TO THE LOST WORLD) Gorski, Ted (SPIDER-MAN) Raimi, Antoinette (REBEL) Byron, Stacy (UP IN SMOKE) Keach and Vladimir (MINDSTORM) Kolev.

From left to right are William Cole, his wife Jackie and their Taxi driver, Yegor...

It doesn't take long before a car full of hoods start following them. Hey, it's Bulgaria!

After a few adventures, William and Yegor get bumped off by Yegor's fiancee, because, you know, she's freakin' ca-raaaaaazzzy!! They both end up in the lab of the mad Dr. Ivanov and his goofy helper, Pavel.

The doctor decides to cut part of William's brain out and replace it with some of Yegor's, something he's definitely been wanting to do to prove a theory of his!

William freaks out and escapes into the city, and everyone runs away from the monster in blue!

William changes clothes but Yegor's part of his brain is trying to take over. Here, Yegor forces William to stick his head in a super gross toilet!

And, wouldn't you know it, Yegor's fiancee pushes William's wife, Jackie, down two flights of stairs, killing her! She also ends up at the doc's place, this time though, he makes her into a robot in a yellow jump suit.

She escapes too, and finds herself at a garage to get a battery charge. Dude wants her to leave and starts pointing his finger at her...

So, she grabs it and bends it into a position it shouldn't be in! He screams like a little girl.

William goes to a bar to chill out, but freakin' Yegor's fiancee shows up and tells the tough guys there that William left her at the alter. Three drunks take him on.

After getting his clock cleaned, Yegor convinces William that they need to cheat to win, so, that's what he does and wins the fights!

Eventually, Yegor's fiancee gets into a situation and ends up falling to her death... Hooray!!

Back in the US, six months later - Wow, check out Jackie's hair, nice!! Looks like everything ended up okay...

Dark Horse Comics even did a four part series based on the movie. This issue has an EC/Wood inspired cover, I did a pile of production work for Dark Horse, restoration of horror and sci-fi comic work of Basil Wolverton, what an honor that was! We will see you again tomorrow with more interesting junk, later...

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

This didn't work for me as the lighting and photography is all over the place. Way back in the early days of Screem magazine, I was supposed to review this .... and I drew a blank.

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