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Brain Dead (1989)

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Release Date: Jun 1, 1989 Wide

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Brain Dead was based on a script by Charles Beaumont, leading some obtuse fans to hail the "return" of that frequent Twilight Zone contributor. Actually Beaumont has been dead since 1967, so this cookie spent a long time in the oven. Stalwart supporting actor Bill Pullman is given star billing as a brilliant brain surgeon who agrees to perform an operation on a psychotic mathematician. This surgery, ostensibly, is to "adjust" the patient's attitude--and, incidentally, to unlock the corporate

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Drama, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Sep 26, 2000

Concorde/New Horizons Home Video

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Heck, I could sit through a movie a whole lot worse than this one just to see a pair of my favorite actors banter back and forth.

January 7, 2006 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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Only the two Bills [Pullman and Paxton] keep this one from flat-lining

March 19, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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I felt cheated by its wearisome ploy of not decifering what was a dream and what was reality.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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A Psycho-analysist begins receiving the same symptoms as a paranoid patient that he "cures", from then on out the movie becomes an intangible mess. For an hour Brain Dead is a never ending cycle of bizzare dreams, with nothing comprehensive coming out of it. Bill Pullman keeps the film alive as the story line attempts to fry your brain, which stops working when the loop becomes repetitive. There are a few creepy images that sticked in my mind a few days after I watched the movie, so there's certainly a few haunting scenes, but as a whole it's like watching a broken record.
January 15, 2014
Daniel Dolgin

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Not the gory Peter Jackson film, but a great mindfuck film. Paxton and Pullman together at last with one of the writers from the Twilight Zone and Bud Cort. If this movie was a chick I would marry it (and then divorce it for my real wife...in case she reads this). Awesome!
October 3, 2007
cacutshaw

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This had to go on here!So gory and funny and who can forget the kung-fu vicar?!
April 2, 2007
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