Cult Movies

Cult Movie Essentials: Brain Damage (1988)

Brain Damage is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter.

CAST

  • Rick Hearst as Brian
  • John Zacherle as voice of Aylmer
  • Jennifer Lowry as Barbara

PLOT (SPOILERS!)

Brian begins an unwilling symbiotic relationship with a malevolent leech-like brain-eating parasite called “Aylmer”. Aylmer secretes a highly addictive, hallucinogenic blue fluid into Brian’s brain. In return for a steady supply of the fluid, Brian must seek out human victims for Aylmer, so that he can devour their brains. All the while, though, as Brian adopts a heavily secluded life in his indulgence of Aylmer’s fluids, it begins to draw a rift in his relationship with his girlfriend Barbara and brother.

 

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