GUINEA PIG
ANDROID OF NOTRE DAME

 

Guinea Pig - Android of Notre DameA dwarf scientist is desperately looking for a way of saving his terminally ill sister. Getting his hands on the cadaver of a young girl, he proceeds to conduct a series of bizarre experiments on her body, which appears to involve fusing electrodes and machinery with live flesh and bodily organs.

When his experiments fail due to the body being too old, he subsequently dismembers a rival scientist, who's been trying to blackmail him, and brings his head back to life using his bio-mechanical implants.

Will his experiments hold the key to his sisters survival, or will the head get his revenge? Borrowing heavily from films like "Re-Animator" and "Deadly Friend" this is another one that can really only be recommended to fans of this particular genre.

Gory in places, though plotwise don't expect to see much other than a slowly decaying head wired with electrodes.

Overall marks 4/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • The film has rather confusingly been released as "part 2" in some territories, whilst other sources claim it to the the third film. However, it is in fact the FIFTH film in the series (not counting the "making-of" special) and was released later on in the same year as "Mermaid in a Manhole", proving to be almost as successful.

  • The make up for the re-animated head was inspired by Pinhead from Hellraiser, but with electrodes replacing the pins.

  • The films basic premise was loosely based on Re-Animator.

  • The scientist was played by Toshihiko Hino, who also played a torturer in the film "Zero Woman". His first acting role was in the arthouse/sleazefest "Fruits of Passion" ("Story of 'O' pt2") with Klaus Kinski.

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Other films in the series.

Guinea Pig - Devil's Experiment Guinea Pig - Flowers of Flesh and Blood Guinea Pig - He Never Dies Guinea Pig - Mermaid in a Manhole Guinea Pig - Devil Doctor Woman
 

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