Brainscan [DVD] [1994]

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  • Release Date: 10/07/2014
  • Rating: R
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Unlike most teen horror movies, Brainscan relies more on atmosphere and plot than gore and bloodsoaked effects. Edward Furlong plays Michael, a 16-year-old horror movie fan, computer whiz, and misfit who responds to an ad for Brainscan, an CD-ROM virtual reality game that promises to "interface with your unconscious." Once involved with the game, Michael dreams that he brutally stabs a stranger and slices off his foot -- only to awaken and find the foot in his refrigerator. Out of Michael's computer comes Trickster (T. Ryder Smith), a sardonic, malevolent creation who advises Michael to keep playing new editions of Brainscan to evade capture by a suspicious cop (Frank Langella). With a death count that is relatively low and mostly offscreen (amputated feet notwithstanding), Brainscan doesn't make up for its lack of onscreen violence with a particularly original script, although it should be commended for not taking the easy way out. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Edward Furlong
    Edward Furlong - Michael
  • Frank Langella
    Frank Langella - Detective Hayden
  • T. Ryder Smith
    T. Ryder Smith - Trickster
  • Amy Hargreaves
    Amy Hargreaves - Kimberly
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    James Marsh - Kyle

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Soft-wear Scare.


    Edward Furlong out of 'Terminator 2: Judgement Day' returns in this 1994 cyberpunk rock light horror as a teen subjected to a series of real murders under the control of a video-game, Brainscan, as to be controlled by a virtual reality maniac, Trickster, set to push Furlong to commit the worst. Minimal special effects, a light eerie feel, the movie is not as scary as it could be but potent to 1980 era horror film fans or early 1990 horror film fans. Heavy in the fears of technology and reality for the early 90's. Rent it first.

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