James S. Williams | Atlanta, GA | 11/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I never thought I would see such a good print of this title. The DVD revolution is fantastic."
Make Me Watch The Rubber Tongue When It Comes Out
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 03/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Brainiac is a movie so silly that Frank Zappa had to make references to it in one of his songs! And silly it is, in a kind of Mexican Plan 9 sort of way. The plot is the whole heretic guy getting burned during the inquisition with the whole "I curse you and your descendants" thing. Kinda like Bava's Black Sunday, but one thing Bava's film didn't have is a monster like this one. Once the condemned Baron turns up again 300 years later, he basically looks normal until he decides to get down and dirty with revenge. After hypnotizing his victims(an optical trick that makes his face blink like a vehicle's turn signal), he turns into...THE BRAINIAC. The Brainiac looks like a kindergartener's attempt at making a troll mask complete with rubber forked tongue. He's a hoot! Unfortunately that's all the movie really has going for it. The scenes in between have a few unintentional chuckles, but it's all rather boring. The best scenes are when The Brainiac appears, and unfortunately, they go by a little too fast. Regardless of it's shortcomings, I'd definitely recommend this movie to all fans of the schlocky and the bizarre."
Casanegra come back!!
bill renek | sunset,utah | 04/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"it's a dirty shane casanegra entertainment is no longer making these great mexican horror films on dvd.they were a great company who restored these movies to near perfection.this movie for example--the brainiac,made in 1962,has abel salazar for a change playing a real bad guy,who gets revenge on the judges who sentenced him to death back in 1661 by coming back to modern times and killing off one by one the descendants of the judges by sucking the brains out of,burning to death,and drowning in one case.i have all the casanegra dvds they made in 2006 and 2007 and unfortunately they are all out of print.they had scheduled 2 more great horror movies for release,"the living head" and "the world of the vampires" but unfortunately this great company went out of business before they could be released.you can't go wrong with any of the casanegra dvds but to me this one is the most fun to watch.i hope one day casanegra entertainment will make a comeback--to have a company restore these lost classics to near perfection is rare nowadays,so let's keep our fingers crossed that someone purchases this great company and releases more great mexican horror movies the way they should be(and by the way they come with both english and spanish audio tracks)."