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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)
Victor Ertmanis ...
David Hemblen ...
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Domenico Fiore ...
Ken (as Dom Fiore)
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Young Michael (as Tod Fennel)
Michèle-Barbara Pelletier ...
Stacie (as Michele-Barbara Pelletier)
Dean Hagopian ...
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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The track on the CD played by Trickster is called "Welcome to this World" and is performed by Primus. See more »

Quotes

Michael: [in front of a video camera] My name's Michael Brower, I'm sixteen and I'm scared to death. I don't know what this tape's gonna to prove but if I'm a killer consider this my confession. Igor, dial 1-800-555-FEAR.
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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

References Sleepwalkers (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Leave Me Alone
Performed by Butthole Surfers (as The Butthole Surfers)
Written by Butthole Surfers (as The Butthole Surfers)
Produced by John Paul Jones
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Licensed by CEMA Special Projects
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Buddies forever?
24 June 2002 | by (Montgomery, Alabama) – See all my reviews

Brainscan is a disturbing horror film. Edward Furlong is outstanding as Michael. Frank Langella is good also. T. Ryder Smith is radical, however, as Trickster. He just blows everyone away with the exception of Edward. Overflowing with gore, Brainscan is one to please it's anticipating viewer. 9 out of 10.


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