A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother whose cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

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Mitch
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Lucinda Weist ...
Kelly
Peter Schuck ...
Bernie
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Al (as Hugh Holub)
Tina Bockrath ...
Paula / Cadaver
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Martin Fairbanks would have been a successful surgeon if not for a cruel prank his brother Carl played on him years ago. Now merely a research assistant he resents his sibling who has become a successful surgeon. Martin however wants revenge as well as the opportunity to prove the success of his research involving the human brain. Carl learns this all too well as his twisted brother combines both these personal goals with chilling results. Written by Robert McElwaine

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19 June 1991 (USA)  »

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The title is a parody on the word used by stage magicians Abracadabra that goes back to an Aramaic phrase that means appropriately "I will create, as I say". See more »

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When Martin and Carl are next to the female's corpse, the boom Mic is visible for a few seconds. See more »

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References Lost in Space (1965) See more »

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Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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Been there, Done that, Not wanting to go there again!!!!
14 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having just recently watched at the time back in 1993, little did I know I was going to experience this first hand. Mind you not quite the same circumstances.

I was a patient undergoing surgery, broke my elbow joint in a mountain bike accident a week earlier. Evidentally my anesthetist didn't put me out as we all were hoping he would. I ended up being awake (mentally) while the first cuts were made, I heard the drills and the smack of the hammer as 2 pins and 3 wires were added to my arm. Not to forget the pain of the cuts being made.

After the wonderful event I raised the point that I was awake during surgery. Only thing they would say was "you were dreaming it". I don't feel that it was a dream, and even if it was, why would I dream about the surgery??? Needless to say, an event & an episode I will never forget.


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