The thing with the 2 heads
|German title||The thing with the 2 heads|
|Original title||The thing with two heads|
|Country of production||United States|
|Age rating||FSK 12|
James Gordon White
|music||Robert O. Ragland|
The racist , bigoted and wealthy surgeon Kirshner is dying. He is terminally ill with cancer . So that his knowledge is not lost after his death, he has his head transplanted onto the body of the innocent prisoner Jack Moss . After the operation he is shocked to find that Moss is black , while Kirshner himself is fair-skinned. So he stumbles from one problem to another with two heads. At the end of the film, the two are separated. Moss manages to escape with his girlfriend. Kirshner's head is cut off and connected to tubes. The head asks the terrified doctors to get him a body.
The reviews were mostly devastating:
"Unimaginative horror film based on an absurd story, which usually comes across as involuntarily funny."
"You have to see Oscar winner Ray Milland in this role to be believed!"
"Is partly played for laughs, which helps a little over the film."
On the Rottentomatoes review website , this film has a positive rate of 0% (based on 8 reviews).
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