The Immortalizer (1989)

Genres - Horror  |   Release Date - Jul 22, 1989 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   MPAA Rating - R
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This cheap but enthusiastic riff on Stuart Gordon's cult classic Re-Animator stars Ron Kay as a mad scientist who hits on a method of providing the aged and terminally ill with fresh, healthy young bodies for an exorbitant fee. The requisite young physiques are obtained by kidnapping local teenagers and imprisoning them in his dungeon/laboratory prior to the brain-transfer process. Complications arise thanks to a romantic dalliance between the doc's newest accomplice and his female assistant, as well as the increasing threat from several unruly mutants (the result of botched prior experiments) who have developed a craving for human flesh. There's plentiful gore, imaginative makeup effects and some attempts at black humor, but nothing to rival Gordon's over-the-top horror classic.

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blood, brain, brain-transplant, doctor/nurse, immortality, mad-scientist, murder, rampage, revenge, role-switching