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Man With The Screaming Brain

B-movie actor Bruce Campbell ("Bubba Ho-Tep") makes his directorial/writing debut with an eggheaded story, set in Bulgaria, about William Cole a tacky American industrialist who is murdered by a femme fatale hotel maid. Cole’s corpse is soon co-opted by a mad scientist (Stacy Keach) and reanimated with the half-brain of a former KGB operative. Goofy slapstick comic sequences fall flat as William Cole (Campbell) shows off a horrific forehead scar while seeking revenge on the gypsy woman that killed him and his trashy American wife (Antoinette Byron). This low budget comedy is an unsatisfying attempt at bringing together kitchy humor and camp horror. Special features include commentary by Bruce Campbell and producer David M. Goodman, three making-of featurettes, trailer, storyboard gallery and Bruce Campbell bio. Aspect ratio is 1.77:1 anamorphic widescreen, with sound quality presented in choice of Dolby Digital 5.1 or 2.0 Surround Sound. (Movie – One Star, DVD features – One Star) Not Rated, 90 mins. (Anchor Bay)

November 3, 2005 in Comedy | Permalink