Hold onto your gray matter, because The Brain from Planet Arous is the Greatest Movie EVER!
Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Mom.
Review in a Nutshell: A body-snatching science fiction film made on a shoestring budget, The Brain from Planet Arous nevertheless conveys a wonderful sense of tension thanks to the performances of John Agar and Joyce Meadows. There are also some surprisingly creepy special effects, not counting the giant papier-mâché brain.
Sounds like you liked this movie more than I did, Paul.
If I remember it correctly, it’s also sexist as Hell….
We talk about that on the podcast.
Oh, yes! I see now MoM is co-hosting – I guess the topic WOULD come up then…. 😀
I usually end up posting before I get to download and listen to the episode – that way, I get comments sent to my e-mail, and know what the conversation is about.
The usage of sampling from Arous is possibly due to its public domain status. For many royalty-free sample CDs for trance or otherwise electronica, cheesy bombastic clips from B-movies were perfect fits for filling the data tracks. Arous was one of the films chosen due to its loss of copyright.
Still looking for the B-movie that another frequently used sample “Time is running out for the planet Earth” comes from.
I love this podcast but these old b movies are not that interesting to hear someone talk about.
We need good Shiz stat!
I can’t agree, @ziggurat 8 – I like hearing a different take on classic cult movies, and a lot of the recent films…kind of suck, honestly.
I didn’t intend to do two 1950s B-movies in a row. It just sort of shook out that way. It was either that or two killer ooze movies in a row, and I didn’t want to do that if I could avoid it.
I want MORE 1950s B-movies. MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, I like the older stuff. Variety is nice.