Yoinked from wikipedia ...
"The Brain That Wouldn't Die, also known as The Head That Wouldn't Die, is a 1959 science-fiction/horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton. The film was completed in 1959, but was not released until May 3, 1962. A scientist develops a means to keep human body parts alive. When he unexpectedly must use his discovery on someone close to him, events do not go as planned. This film was originally filmed under the title The Black Door, but the title was changed in 1962 for theatrical release.
The monster in the closet is played by Eddie Carmel in his first "cinematic role". Carmel was a well-known Palestine-born circus attraction who worked under the name 'The Jewish Giant'. He is the subject of a photograph by Diane Arbus entitled 'The Jewish Giant at Home with His Parents in the Bronx, NY, 1970'. The film was featured (and parodied) in the Steve Martin comedy The Man with Two Brains, along with Donovan's Brain.
The Brain that Woudn't Die was the first movie watched by Mike Nelson in Mystery Science Theater 3000 (episode 513). Jan in the Pan is the irreverent nickname given to the female lead post-accident by the characters on the show. Jan in the Pan appears in the out-of-theater segments of the episode.
In 2006, the movie was adapted into a live stage production by Last Rites Productions, a Portland, Oregon theatre company. The company had previously adapted Manos: The Hands of Fate, a subject of another Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.
The fact that several closeup shots were clearly shot separately from the scenes they were placed in - the scene would shift from a living room, for example, to a blank, dark grey room when a closeup shot of a character is taken - elicited shouts of 'Help! I'm in another dimension!' from the MST3K cast."
Steve's Snacks Of The Week:
No Soda Or Ice Cream Because I'm TOTALLY On A Diet
... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety absolutely FREE! But first lets go over a few ground rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed in this or any Galindo Theaters locations. Any and all talkers will be spanked mercilessly. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING.
And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).
Oh, and remember ...
Enjoy the show y'all!
And here, as a compare and contrast, is the original movie artwork and the picture that I modified and eventually used for this blogs most recent banner. I made it myself. It took a little over a half hour of work to make the original poster artwork look the way that I wanted it to. It's pretty sweet, I think ...