Brain Damage
Brain Damage (1995)

A young New Yorker becomes enthralled to the will of an evil disembodied brain in this cult horror-comedy. With the young man's help, the brain tours New York's nightlife scene in search of potential nourishment -- other brains that… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 1995
DVD Release Date: July 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Goodman
New York Times

Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, this oozer specializes in unspecial effects and unspeakable acting.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

So NYC deranged.

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Anton Bitel

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.

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Matthew Sorrento
Film International

Traditional readings of the film see it as a commentary on the damning nature of chemical dependency. While the theme's presence is undeniable, the film also depicts the freeing and often empowering nature of stimulants.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

A horribly funny addiction allegory, equally likely to make you feel sympathy and sorrow, or burp up a tiny bit of sick.

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Andreas Samuelson

A weird, oddball 80s horror film for anyone who liked and enjoyed the horror and humor of Basket case

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Jonathan Hatfull

It's the mix that so many other low-budget schlock-hound filmmakers have gone for, but so few make it work. It's imperfect, tasteless, but hugely watchable.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

funny 80s drug flick

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Entertaining enough.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Truly psychedelic and bizarrely compelling, Frank Henenlotter's talent is transforming high-concept, speculative horror into social commentary much like… More
Horrific Reviews
While Brain Damage was very original and entertaining, I did feel like it did drag on for a little longer than it had to. I think the film could be a… More
Alex roy
Brain Damage is one awesome Horror Comedy. It's a very original film by the director of Basket Case. Brain Dame is a metaphor for drug addiction, and Frank… More
Francisco Godinho
Leave it to Frank Henenlotter to come up with the craziest premises for horror films. Brain Damage is probably his "masterpiece". It's an… More
Film Crazy
i couldnt even finish this movie! the idea, storylne acting, and everything about this movie is just terrible!! its unbearable to watch so i didnt finsh it!!!
Sean Lass
As horror comedies from the eighties go, this movie can't hold up next to the masterpieces of the genre like Evil Dead 2 and Re Animator, but it is good… More