The Brain Eaters

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The Brain Eaters (1958, USA) is a Science Fiction-Horror film directed by Bruno Vesota.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1958 | B & W
  • Running Time: 60 Min.
  • Production Co: American International Pictures (AIP) | Corinthian Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (AIP) (1958) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Bruno VeSota
  • Written by Robert A. Heinlein, Gordon Urquhart
  • Starring Ed Nelson, Alan Frost, Cornelius Keefe, Joanna Lee, Leonard Nimoy
  • Produced by Stanley Bickman, Ed Nelson, Roger Corman
  • Original Music by Tom Jonson
  • Cinematography by Lawrence Raimond
  • Film Editing by Carlo Lodato

Also Known As

  • Los Devoradores de cerebros (Spain)
  • Keepers of the Earth
  • The Brain Snatchers
  • The Keepers


  • Crawling, Slimy Things Terror-Bent on Destroying the World!


Alien parasites invade the small Illinois town of Riverdale and are able to take over any living thing, mind and body, by attaching themselves to their host's back and inserting two mandibles into the base of their spines. Features a brief appearance by Leonard Nimoy (name misspelled in 10th place in the credits as "Leonard Nemoy"). The film was released by American International Pictures as a double feature with Earth Vs. The Spider (Wikipedia)

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