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
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Director John Flynn did not get along with Edward Furlong during filming. He later recalled, "Eddie Furlong was a 15-year-old kid who couldn't act. You had to slap him awake every morning. I don't want to get into knocking people, but I was not a big Eddie Furlong fan." See more »
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 »
[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]
[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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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 »
The UK Guild video was cut by 58 secs with edits to a scene where a man is repeatedly stabbed and his foot severed. The cuts were waived for the Optimum DVD release. See more »
Brainscan used to be one of my favorite movies when I was in elementary school, and I recently purchased the DVD; and I must say how truly awesome this movie is. The story's about a disturbed teenager named Michael Brower (played by the asthmatic Edward Furlong) who is obsessed with death, horror movies, and heavy metal; and what ensues when he plays a virtual reality-like horror game called Brainscan. I must admit the Trixster was cheesy as hell--and what was with the hairstyle? But nonetheless, this will be remembered as one of the great, fun horror movies of the nineties, and is of cult status among a select group of horror fans. Another interesting tidbit is that this was one of Andrew Kevin Walker's first screenplays, who went on to write Seven and Sleepy Hollow. If you haven't seen it, rent it, or better yet, buy the DVD; this movie rocks.
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