Brainscan (1994)

The tale of a CD ROM game that gives new definition to the term "interactive" is the subject of this horror movie, notable for its lack of the blood and guts that have characterized modern horror films. 16-year old Michael loves… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1994
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine

The hero, Michael, says horror is just escape, but the movie doesn't agree with him, pinning violence and its moral responsibility on him when all he wants to do is watch.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Cops out at the end, but fun until then.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Go pop in "Arcade" instead, and call it a day.

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Scott Weinberg

There's not a damn thing on display here than well-traveled horror fans haven't seen 300 times before. And less obnoxiously.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

kick ass, but in a very computer-in-the-90s kindofaway...

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Brainscan has a very unique idea for a sci fi horror film. This is an underrated horror film, and it deserves a better rep than it has received. Director John… More
jd cryptic
A fun and freshly original horror film. No real scares, no real gore, but this movie highly relies on heavy suspense, cool characters(one being Trickster for… More
Cassandra Maples
This movie is the cream of the crop of B-grade movies. This seems to be a follow on from Terminator II which stars Edward Furlong as a starring role, the… More
Dean McKenna
This none-too-original rehash of the Freddy Krueger films is doggedly predictable, with cheap special effects and a double cop-out ending.
Kylie B
I thought The Trickster was a great charcter. He sure entertained me. Also, the idea was well concieved and illustrated, especially as the idea of violence in… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A movie about a killer video game! But the game doesn't kill the people who play it... The game actually has those who play it become the killer, except… More