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The Thing with Two Heads (1972) — Episode 21 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“And now with the fights, the Fuzz, the chicks and the choppers…Man, they’re really in deeeeep trouble!” – the poster for  THE THING WITH TWO HEADS  (1972) embellishes its plot with Seventies florish. The second of two films featuring creatures with two heads, this Lee Frost / AIP cult classic features Ray Milland and Rosie Grier as the two-headed monster.  The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film from the 1970s.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 21 — The Thing with Two Heads  (1972)

The Thing with Two Heads  begins by featuring marvelous gorilla costume (yes, with two heads) created by and worn by a young Rick Baker. Great stuff. The film gets increasingly nutty as Ray Milland’s characters nears death forcing his assistant Roger Perry to graft his head onto the body of Rosie Grier. Rosie plays a convict on death row who wants the 30 more days afforded him by offering his body to science to prove his innocence. This leads to an elaborate and long car chase throughout the second act as the escaped Rosie with Ray’s head evades police capture. Hilarious. A film from the Seventies well deserving its status as a cult classic.

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Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.