21 July 2024
Brainwaves (1983)
80 min.
Directed by Ulli Lommel.
With Keir Dullea, Suzanna Love, Vera Miles, Tony Curtis, Percy Rodrigues, Eve Brent Ashe.
A head-trauma victim (Love, director Lommel's wife) undergoes a radical brainwave transplant, unaware that "horrifying" memories of the donor's murder were also passed on...much to the killer's chagrin.

Handicapped by predictable plotting and Lommel's humorless, heavy-handed direction, yet oddly entertaining for some reason. Curtis looks embarrassed as an unscrupulous doctor, but Dullea is sincere and Miles is appealing as Love's mom.

Fine Pino Donaggio-esque score by Robert O. Ragland helps.

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