The Brain from Planet Arous (1957) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)




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A gigantic brain from outer space lands on Earth and inhabits the body of an important scientist as the first step towards world domination. This campy sci-fi cheapie centers on the brain's battle against a good extraterrestrial out to foil his efforts, who inhabits the body of the scientist's dog.

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John Agar
as Steve March
Robert Fuller
as Dan Murphy
Joyce Meadows
as Sally Fallon
Henry Travis
as Col. Grogley
Ken Terrell
as Colonel
Tim Graham
as Sheriff Paine
E. Leslie Thomas
as Gen. Brown
Bill Giorgio
as Russian
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Critic Reviews for The Brain from Planet Arous

All Critics (6)

A bad film that is good because it's so silly and humorously inept.

June 30, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Gak! Sci-fi '50s style--which means low budget, slick. But still fun for fans of such.

April 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5

Classically campy 50s sci-fi.

November 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Not much of a brain if it lets John Agar defeat it.

October 17, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Brain from Planet Arous

Perverted alien brains, Vol and Gor (Volgor? Vuglar?) from Planet Arous (Planet Arouse?) come to Earth. Gor comes to Earth first and possesses the body of Steve March. He than uses his crazy destructive powers to hold the world at his mercy. He is also very sex crazed and tries numerous times to rape Steve March's girlfriend, Its kinda weird. Hope comes in the form of the next brain, Vol, who shows up talking about Gor being a wanted criminal on his planet. Vol possesses a white German Shepard and tries to stop Gor... but he actually doesn't do much and its Steve who finally stops Gor with an axe to the... well the brain of Gor. This was one of the first requests that I took from a reader and while it was a very fun watch to see with friends. It was a very forgettable movie that I wouldn't really recommend to anyone. I guess the movie had its moments, there were some really cool effects with some crazy contacts that Steve March had in when he went Nuclear. Other than that this movie is an easy laugh off... Its also not scary in anyway and the villain and hero are stupid. Its to be expected though, in the 50's there are a large number of crappy horror movies that I am going to have to wade my way through. Lets see... Cool things about this movie? Well it was filmed at Bronson Canyon in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. I went hiking there and it is beautiful, but you cant really throw a rock in Hollywood without hitting a movie that was filmed there. The movie is in English and it was filmed in America if that makes a difference to you. It has a run time of 71 minuets and is entirely in black and white. It was probably made on an incredibly small budget as well. You can find this movie on and you can rent it there too... I will include a link at the bottom of this article. I am giving The Brain from Planet Arous a 2 out of 10 for at least trying to be entertaining. It made me chuckle in a few parts, and the sex starved floating brain with eyes is hilarious! S!D

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