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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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Kyle (as Jamie Marsh)
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Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
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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>

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An Interactive Trip To Hell See more »


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

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22 April 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agyrém  »

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$4,264,509 (USA)
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Trivia

Director John Flynn did not get along with Edward Furlong during filming. He later recalled, "Eddie Furlong was a 15-year-old kid who couldn't act. You had to slap him awake every morning. I don't want to get into knocking people, but I was not a big Eddie Furlong fan." 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 »

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Referenced in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Riverboat
Performed by John Melendez (as Stuttering John)
Written by John Melendez and Randy Cantor
Produced by Randy Cantor
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Unique Period Film

A movie like Brainscan is unique. The characters in this film only exist in the time that the movie was made. Brainscan can almost be called a period film today due to its embracing the troubled youth subculture of the early nineties. Ed Furlong of Terminator 2 is a high school student that exposes himself to large amounts of Horror, Hard Rock, and Video Games. When his obsessions become his vices, he experiences the fear of losing control of the only thing he truly possesses; himself. A sinister antagonist called The Trickster drives the plot of the movie and forces the main character (Furlong) to become either a hero or a victim. The movie is well paced and has an entertaining score/soundtrack. This film should be highly recommended to fans of Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and admirers of Frank Langella and/or Edward Furlong.


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