The Soviet Film Agency’s “Experiments In The Revival Of Organisms”

In 1940, the Soviet Film Agency released a motion picture titled “Experiments In The Revival Of Organisms.” It was a brief showcase, if you will, of their scientists’ purported work in “reanimation,” or the resurrection of deceased animals.

The dog head isolation experiment, which begins at about 2:35, is particularly interesting.

The Soviet Resurrection Experiments
Image: YouTube

“The isolated head even reacts to light and to sound…”

Of course, stimulating an organ with electrical signals isn’t “resurrection” by any means. It’s also unclear if the content of this film is real or simple fakery; the dog head is slightly perplexing, and could have easily been accomplished by shoving a (living) dog’s head through a hole in the table.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. I love stories of strange things, but this really bothered me for some reason. Maybe because if you could “reanimate” bodies that would kind of disprove everything having a soul.
    That and the poor dogs : (

    1. Yeah, it’s unsettling. I have a strong feeling the video here is fake, but you never know. They’ve done similar things with other animals, like with head transplants. Nasty stuff.

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