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

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T. Ryder Smith ...
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Victor Ertmanis ...
David Hemblen ...
Vlasta Vrana ...
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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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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Goodbye Reality! Welcome Virtual Reality! 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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Brain Scan  »

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

The newspaper that Michael receives is called 'The Montie'. 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

Referenced in Horror Business (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Triad
Performed by Pitchshifter
Written by Pitchshifter
Produced by Pitchshifter and Paul Johnston
Courtesy of Earache Records
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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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