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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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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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Wanna play? I dare you. 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)  »

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Agyrém  »

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$4,264,509 (USA)
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Trivia

Jamie Marsh was nearly 27 when he played the teenage Kyle. 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 »

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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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Freak Now/Pericynthion
Performed by Old
Written by Jimmy Plotkin
Courtesy of Earache Records
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Brainscan, A classy B+ horror trip.
14 April 2001 | by (New Market, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Now lets see, Boy likes video games, boy becomes a murderer because of video games, sounds stupid? Well, to my surprise, BRAINSCAN was a wonderful trip through the warped imagination of the films devious writers. The film does copy many modern day classics, but, with a unique flair.

Freddy Kruger look out! The lead ghoul in this flick can appear any time. You need not be asleep when he comes to call. The plot, oh yes, it has one, although it is not that unusual,does hold your interest The characters are quite vivid and work well in telling this dream like tale. Basically, the film is more of a comedy. One liners flow like the blood of many of the films hapless victoms.

I would have probably enjoyed this horror venture a lot more have I been a much younger man. It has been many years since I saw my teens or in fact my 20's, but Brainscan is one of those rare movies that can appeal to anyone who enjoys a good horror spoof.


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