The Brain Eaters is a 1958 independently made American black-and-white science fiction-horror film, produced by Ed Nelson (and Roger Corman, uncredited), and directed by Bruno VeSota. The film stars Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, and Joanna Lee and includes a brife appearance by Leonard Nimoy (name misspelled in film credits as "Leonard Nemoy"). The Brain Eaters was released by American International Pictures in different markets on a double bill with either Earth vs. the Spider or Terror from the Year 500.
A team of local scientists discover alien parasites when they investigate a mysterious, three-story-tall, cone-like object that has appeared outside of town. It becomes obvious that the parasites' first victims, whose minds have been taken over, are the town's leading citizens.
- Ed Nelson as Dr. Paul Kettering
- Alan Jay Factor as Glenn Cameron
- Cornelius Keefe as Senator Walter K. Powers
- Joanna Lee as Alice Summers
- Jody Fair as Elaine Cameron
- David Hughes as Dr. Wyler
- Robert Ball as Dan Walker
- Greigh Phillips as the Sheriff
- Orville Sherman as Mayor Cameron
- Leonard Nimoy as Professor Cole