A teenager is part of an interactive video game where he kills innocent victims. Later, the murders become real.

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Victor Ertmanis ...
David Hemblen ...
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Domenico Fiore ...
Ken (as Dom Fiore)
Claire Riley ...
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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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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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It's interactive, and state-of-the-art... It's not just a game... it's murder. 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:

Brain Scan  »

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$4,264,509 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kimberly's number is 717-555-1943. (The area code is the same as Michael's as stated by him later in the film.) See more »

Goofs

Michael's area code is 717 which is located in Eastern Pennsylvania. However if you look closely at the letters that he sorts through and finds the Brainscan package, the state that he lives in is actually New Jersey. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Michael: [Older Michael lays in bed having a nightmare about the scene of his parents accident, seeing his younger self laying on the operating table calling out] Mom! Mom!
Young Michael: [Michael see's his younger self in the street of the accident over his dead father] Mom! Mom! Somebody help us!
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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 the dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume See more »

Connections

References Suspiria (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunder Kiss '65 (Swinging Lovers Remix)
Performed by White Zombie
Remixed by KMFDM
Music by White Zombie
Lyrics by Rob Zombie
Produced by Andy Wallace
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Cult film of the nineties
13 August 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I think Brainscan is one of the best movies I have ever seen. First of all it contains a lot of elements. One could say it's a horror movie, but I suppose it is also a thriller,crime story and even a love story. I see it as a sort of grungy, mid 90's cult movie. When I was 14 I saw it for the first time and it really got to me. Edward Furlong is just awesome in this movie. He plays Michael Bower,a single child who is lonely and considered a freak at school. But he is also like a cool nerd who adores watching horror movies and playing bloody video games. One day his friend tells him about a video game that is the most hardcore video game of all time. Sceptical at first,Michael decides to order a copy. He puts it on and then all the fun begins... It has beautiful cinematography and an atmosphere that is just simply unique about this film. I love it. 10/10


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