Adam Simon, USA, 1990, Shout! Factory, Horror

"Startling and clever reversals... constant weirdness... BRAIN DEAD [is] thoroughly ingenious." – Moria Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Film Review

The Eunice Corporation is on the ground floor of an exciting growth industry, utilizing a memory re-sculpting technique pioneered by eccentric neurosurgeon Rex Martin (Bill Pullman, INDEPENDENCE DAY). It envisions nationwide clinics where anyone can lose the hang-ups of an unhappy childhood, a failed romance or a botched career. At Eunice's "New You" outlets, a simple operation will give customers peace of mind. Or it might leave them brain dead. But when Martin refuses to cooperate with Eunice, he soon finds himself plunged into a surreal existence that intertwines dreams and reality. Has Martin slipped over the edge into madness? Or have corporate profit-mongers given him a push, making him the guinea pig in his own experiment? To know the answer is to know true terror!

Director Adam Simon (CARNOSAUR) brings together an all-star cast including Bill Paxton (ALIENS; NEAR DARK), Bud Cort (HAROLD AND MAUDE) and George Kennedy (COOL HAND LUKE), with a story by THE TWILIGHT ZONE writer Charles Beaumont.

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  • 85 mins.
  • Color
  • 1.85:1


  • DCP