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Blood of Ghastly Horror (1972)

Cast: Tommy Kirk, Tommy Kirk, John Carradine, more...
Director: Al Adamson, Al Adamson
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Troma
Genre: Horror, Studios, Troma, Mad Science, Mad Science, Erotica
Running Time: 90 min.
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Synopsis
Al Adamson, shameless purveyor of countless horror anti-classics, juggles around most of the footage from his 1965 clunker Psycho-A-Go-Go after dressing up and re-releasing it on no less than three prior occasions (under a wide assortment of titles -- see below) with a few incomprehensible subplots added to further confuse audiences into thinking they were watching something else. The initial premise involves an insane Vietnam veteran being fitted with a brain implant by mad medic John Carradine (a regular Adamson player by this point) and used as a remote-control zombie by a cabal of jewel thieves. Their pet maniac subsequently blows a gasket, breaks his programming and turns on his controllers, strangles some dancing girls, then gets his revenge on Carradine. Enter gratuitous subplot #1 as the electro-fiend heads straight for Lake Tahoe (can you blame him?), where his rampage continues until he is eventually killed by the cops. Splice in gratuitous subplot #2: The late psycho's embittered pop is also a monster-making mad scientist, who avenges his son's death by mutilating Carradine's buxom daughter. None of the aforementioned plot combinations can disguise Adamson's trademark style -- i.e. cheap gore, cardboard sets, hideous acting, and so on. Viewers who manage to make sense of this piecework monstrosity should switch off their VCRs and seek immediate professional help. Sundry title variations include The Man with the Synthetic Brain, The Fiend with the Atomic Brain, The Fiend with the Electronic Brain, The Fiend with the Synthetic Brain... you should begin to notice a vague pattern here. ~ Cavett Binion, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Amazingly inept! by AdamGott July 19, 2003 - 10:05 PM PDT
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3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
I normally delight in seeing 'bad' film but this one really tested me! The story is beyond ridiculous and tends to change on a whim. John Carradine is slumming worse than he ever did and Tommy Kirk (remember him from Disney films) is along for the extremely bumpy ride.

Oh yeah, just to complete the package, the dvd is pathetic too. Video quality is comparable to other titles from this genre but the video looks like it is panned and scanned from a letterboxed copy that was panned and scanned before it! Do you follow this logic? If not you will have trouble watching the movie as most of this movie is made up of half/side head shots, mid-body shots, feet, half cars, etc.




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