Very Large Conehead Zombie Surprise

You wouldn’t know it from this photo, but the role of the enormous bloody deformed conehead zombie creature is to save the nude lady from an evil mad scientist:

Eddie Carmel as a cone head zombie monster

Two different blog posts assure us that this is a publicity photo (no such scene actually appearing in the movie) for the 1962 mad science horror flick The Brain That Would Not Die:

The Brain That Would Not Die movie poster

The movie itself is in the public domain and is viewable at the Internet Archive. More information about the film, including a detailed synopsis of the plot, is available at Wikipedia.

The monster-conehead-zombie was played by Eddie Carmel, a 7-foot, 3-inch tall giant known as “The Jewish Giant”. One website about him offers a tiny and watermarked version of this photo that has been cropped less than any of the others available on the web. (Although the clothing and bodies below the “Giants And Girls” legend appear crudely Photoshopped-in, the model’s belly button looks possibly original, indicating that there’s just a smidge more of the original photo in this version.)

photoshopped promotional photo eddie carmel

This image is a reblog from a 10 November 2013 post at Infernal Wonders. Its original source is the long gone and greatly missed tumblr The World Of Doctor Orloff! (A very incomplete copy may be viewed in the Internet Archive.)

Pulp Art recreations XIII: Damsel, mads, ape


Another pulp recreation by Frans Mensink. I feel a sense of ambiguity about the ape’s motivations here. Is it another menace, or an enraged rescuer?


A distressed naked damsel is injected by mad scientists, while an enraged ape looks on.

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This is a crop from a cover of Mystery Novels and Short Stories (November 1939).


The artist is William F. Soare (1896-1940). I wasn’t able to find too much on him, but he does have The Field Guide to American Pulp Artists, whence I found the image above. I originally blogged the image in a post An injection, then…” at Infernal Wonders.

The Artist

Frans Mensink has a DeviantArt site here and a professional site here.

Squick or Squee 2014: Tube Girl Mermaid Conversion

Dark Vanessa, long a contributor to Erotic Mad Science, gives her version of a classic pulp cover of a mad scientist turning women into mermaids in tubes.

You can download a high-resolution version of the image by clicking on it.

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Dark Vanessa here takes her inspiration from a cover of Terror Tales, May 1940.


I’ve only found this in fairly low resolution, sadly.

Update: Foolish me, I did have a higher-resolution version, tucked away in a post over at my dedicated home for squicky imagery. Here it is: