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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.
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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This is a B horror movie, but one I truly find different and original in its idea. I love how the turns in this film make it fun to watch. Dialogue not all that great, but enough that you stay intrigued.
Brainscan is awesome and this release is KILLER. Too many bonus features to even get into. I know the $20+ price tag can be concerning but if you remotely enjoy this film, it’s completely worth it. Kudos to Scream Factory!
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.