Ghoulish movies an excellent way to spend Halloween night

(10-14-2008)

Have a safe and horrible Halloween indoors, while enjoying three terrifying films from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in Carson Auditorium. The movies are free and open to the public and students.

Connoisseur of sci-fi movies, Dr. Juan Gonzalez, associate professor of Spanish, has scheduled the showing of 1960s horror movies that are sure to entertain the audience.

The evening begins with the 1962 film, "The Brain That Wouldn't Die." Can you stand the shock of a mad scientist attempting to graft the head of his fiance onto the body of another woman? After an accident in which his bride-to-be is beheaded, he searches for a replacement body on which to reconnect her head. In the meantime, he keeps her head alive in a metal tray in his basement, the head unhappily commenting constantly on the proceedings!!

Next, a French film from 1960 entitled "Eyes Without a Face" (Les yeux sans visage). This film was retitled, "The Horror Chamber of Doctor Faustus" when released in the U.S. on a double bill with, "The Manster." In this film, another mad doctor attempts to graft a new face onto his horribly disfigured daughter. With the help of a female assistant, together they abduct young women and remove face after face without success. Finally, the disfigured daughter decides to take the situation into her own hands. Come and witness the horrifying finale!! (The film is in the original French with English subtitles.)

And finally, from 1962 comes, "The Manster." Half-man, half-monster, the result of another mad scientist toying with people and genetics, going where no one should ever go!! The result, a two-headed monstrosity that terrorizes Tokyo by night!

These films are free and open to students and the public. Bring your costume and your goodies. Show starts at 6:00 p.m. sharp. There is no guarantee that you won't be frightened out of your wits.

For more information contact Dr. Juan Gonzalez at 719-587-7804.