The Brain That Wouldn't Die

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

The Brain That Wouldn't Die is a 1962 film about a doctor experimenting with transplant techniques who keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Directed by Joseph Green. Written by Rex Carlton.
Alive... without a body... fed by an unspeakable horror from hell!  (taglines)

Dr. Bill Cortner[edit]

  • There's more to surgery than just being a carpenter to patch up walls or a plumber to drain pipes. Our body's capable of adjusting in ways we've never dreamt of. If we could only find the key!
  • Nothing is unbelievable if you have the nerve to operate.


  • I'm only a head, and you're whatever you are. Together we're strong. More powerful than any of them.
  • Nothing you can be is more terrible than what I am.
  • Let me die.


  • The alcoholic has his bottle, the dope addict his needle; I had my research.
  • The paths of experimentation twist and turn through mountains of miscalculations and often lose themselves in error and darkness!
  • You're nothing but a freak of life! And, a freak of death!


Jan Compton: What's locked behind that door?
Kurt: A horror... no normal mind can imagine. Something even more terrible than you!
Jan Compton: No, my deformed friend, like all quantities, horror has it's ultimate, and I am that.

Jan Compton: And what else has happened to it?
Kurt: What do you mean, what else? Well, it's... It's mutated some, of course. It's changed considerably


  • Alive... without a body... fed by an unspeakable horror from hell!
  • It's madness, not science!


External links[edit]

Wikipedia has an article about: