The Brain (1988)

German Mr. Banker 2018 DVD edition - with reversible sleeve (due to the censors FSK sticker)

Text below written 2018-10-18


GREAT lowbudget sci-fi and teenage horror made tongue-in-cheek with a ridiculous creature monster but with a fine pulse to it,
and i found it to be surprisingly enjoyable. I had never heard of it before and was pleasantly surprised. Sure, it's trash but with charm.
Filmed in Toronto it has David Gale as the mad and/or megalomaniac scientist alien in the bad guy role and in a nod to horror-comedy
classic Re-Animator the Doctor loses his head ... again. David Gale (1936-1991) was always great to see as a crazed baddie.

WARNING! SPOILERS BELOW ...... SPOILERS BELOW

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Dr. Anthony Blakely (David Gale) is the head of the Psychic Research Institute and he's also a popular TV doctor in his own show -
Independent Thinking, locally broadcasted around the small town of Meadow Vale, but so popular (just about everyone watches it)
it's going to be transmitted nation wide. Yes, the Dr. is an alien and has a huge Brain creature that overtakes peoples brains by sending
brain waves through the TV receiver and the Earth is going to be overtaken. If Not ....

The notorious prankster and local teenager Jim, James Majelewski (Tom Breznahan) can do something about it.

Creature

Jim is sent to the Institute for treatment to his asocial teenage behaviour at school, and he's able to reject the evil creature's brain
waves and soon becomes the main hindrance to the alien invation. A tentacle monster attacks him and murderous cops is chasing him
for the rest of the movie, and the brain waves from the monster causes a wild murder spree among the citizens of Meadow Vale.
Jimmy gets help from his girlfriend Janet (Cynthia Preston) and another friend Buddy, who gets eaten by the brain creature.

My only complaint of this fun movie is that there were too much running in stairs and through corridors, maybe to pad out the time.
The film is presented in fullscreen 1.33:1 with an DD 2.0 english audio. No extras

 

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