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Classic Horror Movie Review – Brain Damage


Brain Damage is 80s gore, cheesy laughs, and one hell of an unforgettable villain.


Brain Damage movie review. 5 thumbs up and 2 thumbs down.
Snappy Classic Horror Movie Review | Brain Damage

Brain Damage Synopsis

Brian encounters a parasitic leech-like creature called Aylmer and forms a symbiotic relationship. In exchange for Aylmer’s highly addictive blue secretion, he then seeks out a steady supply of human victims for the creature to feed on. Expectedly, this quickly ruins Brian’s life, and no matter how he tries to break free of Aylmer’s hold, he remains deeply addicted. Things then take on a dangerous turn with Aylmer’s previous hosts confronting Brian. All are determined to reclaim the foul creature for their own ecstasy.

Snappy Review

There are many things I would like to say about Brain Damage, especially with regards to its addictive villain. But I shall refrain from doing so because this is one of those retro masterpieces that shines by never insisting you only enjoy it in one particular way.

Treat it as a social commentary about drugs? Fine. Watch it for the cheesy gore? Great. Love it for its irresistible villain? Wonderful!

In being so, Brain Damage thus fulfils the first and foremost purpose for horror comedy. That of entertainment. Sure, some parts are nonsensical. Some of the effects could have also been better. But does it matter? No. End of the day, it’s all about gleeful entertainment. And in this area, this 80s horror gem definitely shines.

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