Mad ambitions and desire! This is a mad scientist movie…with a beauty pageant thrown in for good measure (hey, gotten lighten things up a bit).

On this episode of the podcast, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, a film from 1962 that most people know from the now iconic movie poster. Sure, this is a shlocky production, but there’s much more bubbling beneath the surface (and in those test tubes).

It’s about a mad scientist who finds a way to keep human body parts alive. He eventually has to perform an unethical, quite fiendish experiment on an unsuspecting victim. The film’s working title was The Black Door (thankfully they changed it).

We step across the threshold and discuss what the Frankenstein-like film has to offer on this episode of the podcast.