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Brainscan (1994)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 1994 (USA)
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A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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T. Ryder Smith ...
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Kyle (as Jamie Marsh)
Victor Ertmanis ...
David Hemblen ...
Dr. Fromberg
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Frank
Domenico Fiore ...
Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley ...
News Anchor
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Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian ...
Mr. Keller
Donna Baccala ...
Mrs. Keller (as Donna Bacalla)
Jérôme Tiberghien ...
Mr. Tebb (as Jerome Thiberghian)
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Storyline

A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened -- and he's the killer. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's interactive, and state-of-the-art... It's not just a game... it's murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, and for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 April 1994 (USA)  »

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Brainscan  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$4,264,509 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

James Marsh was nearly 27 when he played the teenage Kyle. See more »

Quotes

[Micheal hugs Kyle]
Kyle: Watch out for my lucky charms! They're magically delicious! Hahaha!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits start, we hear the trickster say "Hey wait, it's not over yet" and the credits screen shatters as if it was made of glass. It then shows a scene involving a dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume See more »

Connections

Features The Dracula Saga (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Welcome To This World
Performed by Primus
Written by Primus
Produced by Primus
Courtesy of Interscope Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
a unique and enthralling account!
28 November 2000 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

Brain Scan is one of the most unique horror films I have had the pleasure to witness. The fact that characters may be just a little melodramatic doesn't necessarily come down to a bad script but it is in the essence of all horror films. I think this film is hugely under-rated and deserves more praise for a different perspective on the typical killer which it portrays. I think if people watch the film with an open mind they are less likely to be disappointed. I recommend this film to those of you without who can watch films and ignore any preconceptions that you may have.


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