THE BRAIN EATERS (1958)

Transient

Director: Bruno VeSota. Cast: Edwin Nelson, Alan Frost, Jack Hill, Joanna Lee

Brain-sucking aliens from the centre of the earth, invade Riverdale, Illinois, and begin turning the locals into mindless zombies. Can intrepid scientist Paul Kitteridge put a stop to their evil plan? This wonderfully bad 50’s sci-fi has aliens that look like fluffy slippers (with pipe-cleaners for antennae) and are lorded over by Leonard Nimoy in a Santa Claus costume! Awful performances abound with Lee (soon to find immortality in Plan 9 From Outer Space) proving just as vacant after her brains are sucked out as she was before.