Monday, February 20, 2012

B-Movie Monday: The Brainiac (1962)!

Hey! Made a a new logo for B-Movie Monday!

I  found this while doing some stuff on YouTube. From 1962 I give you the bizarre Mexican classic El Barón del Terror, known in America as The Brainiac. First enjoy some trailers and a Mr. Magoo cartoon then delve into the bizarre plot, which is...well, I'll let Wikipedia explain:
In Mexico City in 1661, Baron Vitelius of Estara is condemned by the Inquisition and sentenced to be burned at the stake. As this sentence is carried out, the Baron promises that he will return with the next passage of a comet (visible over the scene of execution), and slay the descendants of his accusers.
The film then fast-forwards to 1961, where the promised comet does indeed return, carrying with it Baron Vitelius, who takes advantage of his considerable abilities as a sorcerer to carry out his threat: he is able to change at will into the hairy monster of the title in order to suck out the brains of his victims with a long forked tongue; furthermore, he has strong hypnotic capabilities and is able to render his enemies motionless or force them to act against their wills.
Have some fun with this one. You can get a whole scenario for Trey Causey's Weird Adventures now that I think about it...


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