The Manster

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The Manster (1959, USA/Japan) is a Sci Fi-Horror film directed by George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane


Main Details

  • Released in 1959
  • B&W
  • Running time: 72 minutes
  • Production Co: Shaw-Breakston Enterprises
  • Directed by George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane
  • Produced by George P. Breakston
  • Screenplay by Walter J. Sheldon, George P. Breakston
  • Starring Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern
  • Music by Hirooki Ogawa
  • Cinematography by David Mason
  • Edited by Kenneth G. Crane

Plot Summary

  • An American reporter in Japan is given a mysterious injection by a scientist, who turns him into a two-headed monster.

Also Known As

  • Nightmare
  • The Two-Headed Monster
  • Germany (TV title) - Die Spalte
  • Germany - The Manster - Halber Mann-halbes Monster
  • Spain - El monstruo de dos cabezas
  • Finland (informal title)- Kaksipäinen paholainen
  • Greece - Doktor Satan
  • Japan (theatrical title) Sôtô no satsujinki
  • Japan (English title) (theatrical title) The Split
  • Mexico - La fuga del monstruo
  • World-wide (alternative title) (English title) The Manster - Half Man, Half Monster


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