Brain Damage
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Basket Case director Frank Henenlotter explores another bizarre symbiotic human-monster relationship in this surreal horror comedy about a young man named Brian (Rick Herbst) who emerges from a night of bizarre hallucinations to find a jovial talking slug attached to his body. The creature, a brain-eating parasite called an "Aylmer" (but who prefers the simpler handle "Elmer") came calling after abandoning his former companions -- a European couple who tried to wean him from human brains by supplying him with sheep brains from the local butcher. Preferring prey of the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So NYC deranged."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"As high on concept as it is low on budget, Henenlotter's 1980s urban horror is cheap, sleazy and irresistibly addictive. It's the best kind of bad trip."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"So weird and bad -- in an 80s way -- that it generates some interest."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"A horribly funny addiction allegory, equally likely to make you feel sympathy and sorrow, or burp up a tiny bit of sick."
‑ Ian Berriman, SFX Magazine
"A weird, oddball 80s horror film for anyone who liked and enjoyed the horror and humor of Basket case"
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"Pretty amusing and twisted little horror flick."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"funny 80s drug flick"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Entertaining enough."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Stick with "Basket Case.""
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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