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The Brain Eaters

Released 1958
Distributor American International Pictures

Directed by Bruno VeSota and produced by Roger Corman and star Ed Nelson, this six-day production has a can-do attitude that’s difficult to dismiss. Nelson plays a scientist investigating space parasites that are turning his friends into mind-controlled killers—one of those zombies is played by Leonard Nimoy. Being a Corman production it features a nifty title sequence by Robert Balser and unforgettable poster art by Albert Kallis.

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About William Malone

“Born in Lansing Michigan, William Malone, like many of his horror colleagues, grew up watching “Shock Theater” and reading "Famous Monsters of Filmland.” In the 1970s, with a background in sculpting and painting, Malone secured a position at DonPost Studios (a mask and make-up FX firm). During his tenure there, he created many masks and props for films including sculpting the original William Shatner mask that became the iconic Michael Myers from HALLOWEEN. In 1980, he left Don Post to pursue his dream of being a filmmaker. Mortgaging his house, he made his film debut writing and directing the low-budget feature SCARED TO DEATH. Later, Malone went on to a successful career making such films as HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, FEAR DOT COM, PARASOMNIA and many TV shows including TALES FROM THE CRYPT and MASTERS OF HORROR"