Evil Brain from Outer Space (1964)
Super Giant 7, 8 & 9

Nomination Year: 2010
SYNOPSIS:  Yes, Starman returns. Our favorite Japanese superhero. This time, instead of a group of villains bent on nuclear war, he has to stop an evil space-brain bent on nuclear war.


Spied Spies
Two children are coming home from a birthday party. The white trench-coated figures first don't notice the kids peeking around the corner at them. Then they stop and look around before glancing in their ill-gotten bag of plans. One kid nearly sneezes. They look around (but not behind them where the sneeze was coming from). They leave.

Smithee Award Winner! Stupidest-Looking Monster

Please Remember To Spay or Neuter Your CatBrainBatEye Creatures from Space
The cat-brain-eye-creature with his package hanging out breathes radioactive vapor. There is a fight with Starman. "One slash of the mutant's cobalt nails could destroy him! [Starman]" Yet the elderly doctor got a slash on his hand and he's fine.


Umm...Not So Much
"Sometimes invisible, and then taking on weird shapes, the Zumerian mutants begin to kill Earthlings indiscriminately!" And then there's a minute and half of happy children playing at an amusement park. No killing. Uh, those screams are not agony... Oh, okay. An invisible space witch kills one mother, then later, a ballerina. Forgive me if I have a hard time understanding the strategic importance of this... Why not world leaders? Why not mass-murder?

Worst Special Effect

Multiple Counts of Horrible Effects
It, er, multiplied. And then flew away on strings!

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Ken Utsui  
Director Claim to Fame
Koreyoshi Akasaka  
Teruo Ishii  
Akira Mitsuwa  

Bryan Cassidy

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