Brain Damage Reviews

September 4, 2020
Brain Damage is rather joyfully tasteless.
August 31, 2020
Gruesomeness finds its way into this drug-fueled trip, utilizing puppetry, stop-motion animation, and buckets of blood as the wrinkled gastropod feasts on brains.
December 24, 2017
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.
June 2, 2017
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.
October 1, 2011
So NYC deranged.
September 20, 2010
A horribly funny addiction allegory, equally likely to make you feel sympathy and sorrow, or burp up a tiny bit of sick.
February 28, 2008
funny 80s drug flick
October 23, 2007
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.
September 17, 2005
March 4, 2005
A weird, oddball 80s horror film for anyone who liked and enjoyed the horror and humor of Basket case
December 30, 2004
Entertaining enough.
June 5, 2004
So weird and bad -- in an 80s way -- that it generates some interest.
August 24, 2003
Pretty amusing and twisted little horror flick.
May 21, 2003
Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, this oozer specializes in unspecial effects and unspeakable acting.
July 25, 2002
Stick with "Basket Case."