Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Thing With Two Heads (1972) aka The Beast With Two Heads aka The Man With Two Heads

2 / 5 Dec '08

Tagline: They transplanted a white bigot's head on a soul brother's body!
Directed by: Lee Frost
Written by: Wes Bishop
Actors include: Ray Milland, Roosevelt Grier, Don Marshall
Genre: Horror, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Length: 93 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well it started out promising enough, we meet a racist scientist who refuses to work with "colored people" but the problem is that his body is dying. They offer prisoners on death row a chance at 30 days of extra life so long as they are willing to participate in an experiment. One really big African-American guy says he's innocent and can prove it in 30 days so he agrees to the experiment. Unfortunately for him he wakes up with a racist honkey's head attatched to his body. From there we have over 40 minutes of a huge Police chase with the thing with two heads and an assisting doctor all on a motorcycle on a dirt path. It goes on forever and although plenty of cop cars are smashed up it's hardly entertaining. Still I was able to sit through the whole film, it just wasn't as funny as anticipated nor was it as interesting. Really disappointing on every level but at least they made fake heads for some scenes...that little bit of effort went a long way! It's just a shame it wasn't really funny, nor scary well it was pretty much simply weird.

Availability:  On DVD

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