Brain Damage May 10, 2008 2:42:54 GMT -5
Post by Chainsaw on May 10, 2008 2:42:54 GMT -5
With all the talk about Basket Case around here lately, I thought I should bring this movie up as well.
It is from the same director,Frank Henenlotter,and it is kind of similiar in the plot.
Brian is your typical young New Yorker – living with his brother in a small Manhattan flat and dating the doting Barbara. He is completely unaware that an elderly couple in his building is keeping an ancient brain-eating creature in their apartment as a 'pet'. When the slimy little bugger escapes, It attaches itself to his neck and injects him with a powerful, highly addictive hallucinogen. Where once there was the joylessness of everyday life, now there's a synaptic party in Brian's baked brain. Unfortunately, one of the side effects is a mental inability to resists the monster's requests. Brian must take the beast out into the Manhattan night, for as he's tripping, the 'thing' – known as 'Aylmer' – begins ripping out the gray matter of the surrounding populace. Hopelessly lost in the powerful fluid filling his head, Brian will do anything for Aylmer, just to get more. Naturally, the bodies start piling up . Mike and Barbara begin to worry about Brian. He sure is acting peculiar – aggressive, antisocial – and spends an inordinate amount of time in the bathroom. What they don't know is that the more Brian helps Aylmer, the more he falls under its fatal spell. He doesn't just risk irreversible Brain Damage – Brian's close to losing his soul as well.
It has good gore, a little comedy, and even a cameo by Duane from Basket Case, carrying the basket.
I enjoy it as much as Basket Case if not more.
ANyone else see this?
If you haven't, I reccomend it highly.