#1287 Brain Damage (1988)

Frank Henenlotter, the mastermind who brought us the cult classic Basket Case is back with Brain Damage, a similar horror movie with a similar premise of a creature controlling their owner, coupled with similar kind of eery, modern day horror story atmosphere.

Although Brain Damage is the lesser known of the two, I did enjoy it more, thanks to the up to date visuals and improved production values. The movie suffers from obvious padding and repetition, but the individual (often gruesome) ideas in the movie are hilarious and have earned Brain Damage the cult movie status as well.

A recommended underdog horror comedy despite its obvious shortcomings.

80s-o-meter: 80%

Total: 81%