Friday, July 20, 2007

The Quivering Brain

Escaping from the cursed, rotting, zombie infested swamp of our last post, and into the quiet, sterile confines of a post-mortem lab, where awaits an even more revoltingly titled tale of terror. From the October 1953 issue of Nightmare #3 comes---







9 comments:

Anonymous said...

love the shot of the chick stabbing the brain with the scapel classic man love it!!!

Karswell said...

And the final wordless panel ends on a disturbingly funny note, the dying brain just tossed into the garbage, flies swarming all over it... so sad.

Obviously inspired by the classic Curt Siodmak novel Donovan's Brain (which was published in '43), this pre-code comic book version appeared 10 years later and actually came out the same year as Curt's MGM movie version.

Anonymous said...

no way!!! that the same movie as the one with the flying brain

Karswell said...

Maybe you're thinking of Brain From Planet Arous, or possibly even Fiend Without A Face... I don't think there's a flying brain in Donovan's Brain, of course it's been years since I watched it though.

Hmmm, maybe I should start a movie blog too?

Eric said...

I bet it's Fiend Without A Face, he's thinking of.

"must...make more solution... "

Karswell said...

If he had said "brains" plural I would have said Fiend Without A Face most definitely, but he said "brain" singular so I'm leaning more towards Planet Arous. Hey that sounds kinda naughty!

Anonymous said...

its brain from planet aros i looked it up I remember seeing it on 100% weird!!! remember that show on tnt like 10 yearsago?

Anonymous said...

I just need to know if the gloves Jane was wearing when she slashed the brain were either couture (vintage Dior perhaps...well, they would not have been vintage at the time) to match her smart polka dot outfit...or standard issue medical rubber?

Karswell said...

I believe they were either Dents or Pittards... it is quite possible though that the ever resourceful Jane merely used a pattern out of McCall's Fall 1953 issue.