THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (1972) Reviews of trash basic – MOVIES and MANIA
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‘They transplanted a white bigot’s head onto a soul brother’s physique!
The Thing with Two Heads is a 1972 science fiction comedy horror movie directed by Lee Frost from a screenplay written by Wes Bishop (each of whom have appearing roles).
The Saber Productions film stars Rosey Grier, Ray Milland, Don Marshall, Roger Perry, Chelsea Brown, Kathrine Baumann, John Dullaghan, John Bliss, Bruce Kimball, Jane Kellem, Roger Gentry and Britt Nilsson. Some early visible results work from Rick Baker is featured and he additionally performs a two-headed gorilla.
Doctor Maxwell Kirshner (Ray Milland) is a dying, rich bigot who calls for that his head be transplanted onto a wholesome physique. As his well being quickly deteriorates, there stays just one different: graft Kirshner’s head onto the physique of a black demise row inmate, Jack Moss (Rosey Grier)…
“The comedy is dark and nasty, but actually pretty effective. Milland is suitably sour and nasty […] Grier is lethargic and wooden, but the rest of the cast is right on the money.” Digitally Obsessed
“It was a great concept that could have led to some hilarious moments if the filmmakers involved were more capable. It was a strange movie that was trying to mix two or three genres and not doing any of them well.” Horror News
“In addition to the weird relationship that develops between our two leads as they share a single body (the source of pretty much all of the film’s comedy) we also get some decent action […] This was a low budget picture to be sure but the producers got their money’s worth and the film holds up really well.” Rock! Shock! Pop!
” …one way or the other overcomes its inherent stupidity with some zippy path and Baker’s glorious make-up jobs. Best of all is the rapport between Milland and Grier. The two make this inane materials work with an uncommon comedian chemistry that actually matches.” TV Guide
In the US, The Thing with Two Heads was launched by American International Pictures (AIP).
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