Help me identify horror movie that scared me as a child
January 8, 2014 5:51 PM   Subscribe

When I was about eight years old, I saw a horror movie that scared the hell out of me. I'd like to identify it. I ran a bunch of Google searches, but I didn't come up with anything that matches my memory of the movie.

This is how I remember it (but keep in mind that I saw it about 40 years ago). The movie is similar to the Frankenstein story, in that a scientist builds a monster out of various body parts. Things don't go as planned, though, and the scientist has to lock-up the monster in some kind of cell, or storage room, or something like that. At the end of the movie, the monster breaks out. He's still wrapped in bandages, which almost makes him look like a mummy. The monster is angry, and he chases the scientist around the lab. The lab catches on fire, and everything burns down.

The scientist talks with a bit of a British accent, and the monster's name is something like "Shooter". The film is black-and-white, and it's probably from the 1930s or 1940s.

OK, that's all I can remember. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if I have some of the details wrong (or, possibly, I'm conflating two or more movies).
posted by alex1965 to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Not black-and-white and I don't remember the "Shooter" name but the Hammer Horror Curse of Frankenstein has the monster dressed in bandages.
posted by RobotHero at 6:26 PM on January 8, 2014

I saw this! Is it The Brain That Wouldn't Die?
posted by the webmistress at 6:27 PM on January 8, 2014 [1 favorite]

You can watch (an edited version of) The Brain That Wouldn't Die at the Internet Archive.
posted by Mothlight at 6:58 PM on January 8, 2014

I think "the webmistress" has it right. That's the movie. Or the main one, anyway. I suspect that over the decades, I inadvertently combined memories of two different movies.

Thanks so much! I will go watch it now (thanks to Mothlight for finding a free version of it). Or maybe I won't watch it, in case it gives me nightmares again. :-)

Thanks again to everyone.
posted by alex1965 at 8:30 AM on January 9, 2014

If you'd prefer a version with a bit of humor, might I recommend the MST3K version?
posted by Lucinda at 9:32 AM on January 9, 2014

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