Check out my, um, think piece about bad brain movies on AMC TV's Horror Hacker site. It's food for thought... okay, I'll stop now.
If you don't recognize the photo, it's 1958's Fiend Without a Face, which I watched on TV as a child because it starred Marshall Thompson of Daktari, a series about a veterinarian taking care of African wildlife. Shocker.
I'm willing to bet Tim Burton had a similar experience, because if you watch Beetlejuice (1988)closely, there's a Fiend-ish sculpture lurking in a corner.
Oh, and my review of The Haunting in Connecticut, the Amityville Horror of our day, is live.