This could be considered a rip off of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) and Roger Corman's "It Conquered the World," except for something you will only discover by watching it, and it is worth watching. This is a surprisingly good little drive-in sci fi flick considering the extreme limitations of its $30,000 budget.
Directed by Bruno VeSota. Released in 1958. a.k.a. "Keepers of the Earth" "The Keepers" "The Brain Snatchers" Complete print.
CAST NOTES: Although Joanna Lee had a successful career as a screen writer and producer she is mostly remembered for her role as the alien, Tanna, in "Plan 9 From Outer Space." Leonard Nimoy is billed as Leonard Nemoy.
July 3, 2017 Subject:
The Walter K "Action" Powers Show
Wow this one brings back memories of warm summer nights watching Creature Features hosted by the late great Bob Wilkins
Practically every line delivered by Walter K Powers is an instant classic. & the support provided by Powers toady/minion is just priceless. The look said toady gives the female lead when she dares speak her mind had me rolling with laughter.
A thoroughly uncomplicated and mostly tissue thin plot is supported by oodles of suppositions and wild guesses. An entertaining B movie classic that moves seamlessly from day to night scenes and back at times within the span of only a few seconds. If you enjoy flicks that feature hairy toupees in murky fishbowls and glowing jars of alien parasites that would earn a blue ribbon at any county fair this ones for you. Would make a wonderful episode of MST3K or Rifftax
February 3, 2016 Subject:
Roll Your Eyes
When the titles revealed that Bruno VeSota directed, I thought 'o-o'. I've seen his acting. What followed did not surprise me. He's as good an actor as he is a director. All the botched scenes, the plot cliffs the story falls off and so much more, provided amusement and 'what the...' moments. But then it was back to the film. While the movie was often confusing, it didn't give me a headache.
Ed Nelson, who's had a long career as a character actor, is good here.
I downloaded the MPEG4 file. Video and audio are good.
July 19, 2015 Subject:
a terrific Bruno VeSota interview
For those who enjoy this little epic of sci-fi noir, find out about the making of BRAIN EATERS in an amazing interview with the multi-talented Bruno VeSota, at: