YES, IT IS BRAIN SURGERY!
Sharpen up those scalpels and wear a lot of red (so the blood stains won’t show) for this week’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN. Join UNCLE PETE as he breaks out the latest in cranial cuttin’ devices and digs up a brain-ful feature from 1976. It’s the psycho-thriller The Brain Machine. No, it’s not about some device as seen on TV in a late night extendo-commercial. It’s about a group of people who volunteer for a secret government brain power experiment = you know all that ESP and mind control and food dehydrating stuff (OK, I think I may have gotten that last one from a commercial). The subjects are subjected to all manner of mind related weirdness and of course, something goes awry.
There are some interesting TV type stars here like the soon to be Roscoe P. Coltrane who had some years earlier left his guitar in Mayberry – James Best as the Rev. Neill. There’s a Simon who would later be a major dad – Gerald McRaney as Willie West. It also stars barbara Burgess as Dr. Carol Portland and Gil Peterson as another doctor named Elton. Directed by Joy N. Houck, Jr. (son of the guy who brought us a whole bushel of Lash LaRue westerns) – it The Brain Machine.
But back at the Vault, it’s brain surgery and some unintended side effects. UNCLE PETE has just finished performing a cranial implant in El Vato using the brand new Brain-O-Matic 3000(tm). UNCLE PETE has decided to try some clone modification via a new computer chip that he just got a case of at a really good price. Speaking of going awry, El Vato has now become an ultraviolent killing machine, and that ain’t no good. So even though UNCLE PETE has to seek safety under an out-of-the-way staircase in the Dark Vault while he tries to contact tech support, he still finds time to a little informational ditty about the brand new movie rating system (G, M, R, and X) and show a based-on-a-real-story scare film from 1976 called Joy Ride – about stealing a nice old Mopar.
It’s brain hacking and brain modifying this Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10PM on channel 4. Join UNCLE PETE, his Brain-O-Matic 3000 and El Vato for The Brain Machine – the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!