The Thing with Two Heads

The Thing with Two Heads

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  • Lee Frost


  • Ray Milland
  • Rosey Grier
  • Don Marshall

When a white racist wakes up after a head transplant, he learns that his head has been attached to the still-headed body of a black convict.

American International Pictures quickly followed its 1971 feature, The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant, with a new angle for the emerging Blaxploitation market, summed up in the tagline “They transplanted a WHITE BIGOT’S HEAD onto a SOUL BROTHER’S BODY!” In Lee Frost’s The Thing with Two Heads, white transplant surgeon Dr. Maxwell Kirshner and African-American convict Jack Moss go on the run together after Kirshner, faced with inoperable cancer, grafts his head onto Moss’ body.

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Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington, IN