Brain Damage (1988)

Mike / October 24th, 2010

Brain Damage (1988)


  • October 24, 2010 at 3:05 am


  • WillWill

    October 24, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Yeah, this movie is fuckin’ awesome! I completely forgot about it, but it’s original, gross, and campy. Helluva film!

  • Adam1321

    October 24, 2010 at 3:13 am

    whats in the basket? my brother! lol

  • Mattashell

    October 24, 2010 at 3:14 am

    I watched it recently and I was noticing the generic frosted flakes.

  • iamspider

    October 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

    “Light headed”! Classic!

  • disco steve

    October 24, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Oh….shit. I remember some scenes from this movie! Wow, I really thought I just dreamed the whole thing up.

    That’s why I love this place: James always knows how to make me feel less crazy.

  • October 24, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Well I guess I got to add this to a must see list. Right when I saw the dude from The Basket Case I could not stop laughing .

  • Steven

    October 24, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Vigor? I pronounce it Vig-Or. James just pronounced it Vi-Ger. Is that an American thing or is one of us wrong?

    • June 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      It’s Vig-or. He probably just fucked up because he was reading from a script. I do that all the time.

  • October 24, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I know that I will end up watching this. It’s directed by Frank Henenlotter who I saw at a festival this summer though didn’t get to meet him. Need to tackle Bad Biology too. I want to finish all of Frank’s films!

  • Postrale

    October 24, 2010 at 4:13 am


  • lemurjim

    October 24, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see a Bad Taste review.

  • RocketeerRaccoon

    October 24, 2010 at 4:45 am

    lol, a parasite that asks nicely, that is hilarious. 😀

  • October 24, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Ohszzzz mmmyyy gooodzzz i emailed james about this movie and the basket case cameo thank you james for doing this movie review

  • TehJedicake

    October 24, 2010 at 4:59 am

    LOL!! This movie is fuckin genius I gotta see it

  • Big Mike 4 Real

    October 24, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Wow, just noticed that the main character’s name is BRIAN, which is an anagram for BRAIN. Very clever : /

  • asnaes1981

    October 24, 2010 at 5:51 am

    They need to put this movie on DVD already. It’s hilarious!

  • RynzDyin

    October 24, 2010 at 6:13 am

    @Steven – thought the same thing.

    Great flick!

  • Butch Bitch

    October 24, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Haha, great video. One of the best of Monster Madness 2010. Or any year.

  • GeneralPeppy

    October 24, 2010 at 6:50 am

    The ending was the best!!!!!
    Very original James! Very good job!
    haha, laughed hard when I saw the Basket-case guy!!

  • horrorfanboy

    October 24, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Just watched this the other night. It is a good movie. I didn’t know Zacherly the Cool Ghoul voiced Aylmer. Awesome! Gotta love the song the parasite sings. “It’s just Aylmer’s Tune.”

    It’s already on DVD. Synapse Films released it.

  • EnglishStan

    October 24, 2010 at 7:04 am


  • October 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

    I forgot I shouldn’t eat while watching these reviews and did it again damn

  • Zlagie

    October 24, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Wow, did not know how many non-Americans watch this.

  • October 24, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Hey, this is Matheus from Brazil! I recently sent you a message asking you about a movie, which I was tryin’ to get the name for several years, I’m logged to right now and watched your Monster Madness #24, and I FINALLY FOUND OUT THE NAME OF THE FUCKING MOVIE! BRAIN DAMAGE! BRAIN DAMAGE! Thank you so much, man! Thank you so much! You are the man.

  • Crowbar

    October 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

    That’s what I call “feeling light-headed”.

  • October 24, 2010 at 9:09 am

    @ Crowbar

    You baaaaad boy.
    What the fuck kind of movie is this? I’m good for a “scare”, but weird dementia shit just ain’t my thing, so whatever.

  • staypuftlova

    October 24, 2010 at 9:19 am


  • kaijufan43

    October 24, 2010 at 9:23 am

    “Just put me on the back of your neck, and everything will be fine.” And the guy was like ” Durr okay!” LOL – Something like that asked me i would politely refuse and then beat it with something heavy, But i would make sure not to drink,do drugs, or have sex prior to meeting the creature to ensure my survival.

  • suzaman

    October 24, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Het Nerd I remeber that one. I found it in my uncle’s old videostore. I saw it with my brother remember hideing behind the couch during some scenes, exspecially the final 30 mins which we believed could have messed up our young minds. Totally loopy, also you forgot to mention some of the off the wall dialogue, but there probably wasn’t enough time.

    My next 2011 wish list would

    Dog Soilders ( Very good underated werewolf movie) I love werewolf movies

    Freaked I know its a comedy but the special effects and grotesque sense of comedy was refreshing in the 90s

    The Prophecy Good Chris Walken movie, scary- fun movie.

    Ravenous Good simple plot that develops charcters…….then makes them eat each other.

  • Phill6

    October 24, 2010 at 9:43 am

    WOW, They Just KEEP getting Weirder, Wow this looks freaking weird, And again like with Monster in the Closet, Why is the monster SO FUCKING Ugly! Seriously this thing is awful looking, GOD That thing Is UGLY! FUGLY!
    About the movie Looks really interesting, Very original, I would be interested in seeing it, If the creature wasn’t such a piece of shit

  • October 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    1.) Is that Motherfucker Mike bouncing around @ 22 seconds?

    2.) I’m in love with the girl’s voice who says the Cinemassacre Monster Madness intro.

  • orc145626

    October 24, 2010 at 10:50 am

    lol awesome vid

  • Nin10dO

    October 24, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Cool ending.

  • SpeedyEric

    October 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    When they titled this film “Brain Damage,” they wern’t frackin’ around.

    Love the ending, James. Keep up with the comedy. 😉

  • Cheznar

    October 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Im pretty sure that box of corn flakes with nothin on it but the words is the real deal..I remember that box from when I was a kid…same stuff plain box….lmao

  • October 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    You just had to do that film reel on the head thing. I had a friend who did that in class and well someone else just had to step on the film before we could even start rolling it back up. I just hope that is a film you don’t mind never getting all the hair out of ever again.

  • October 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    “splashing in tubs!”


  • Cruise

    October 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Why does the parasite sound like Liam Neeson?

  • Undertaker

    October 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    wow Brain Damage, thats exactly what u will get from watching this movie 2 much! it really looks fucked up!

  • Iceman300c

    October 24, 2010 at 4:16 pm


  • Valis77

    October 24, 2010 at 4:30 pm


  • Entz-666

    October 24, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I love monster madness :D…I like most of your videos.
    If you like bad low budget “Horror” chek out my creation XD

  • Haakon

    October 24, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    The lady in the beginning sounds sexy!

  • October 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I panicked when you said “dont eat frosted flakes” because I was eating Frosted flakes at that precise moment. No lie! i remember seeing this film on Bravo many years ago, Its a beast!

  • October 24, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Strong gay subtext in this movie. The scene in the shower with the muscled jock. But I liked it. Something I don’t like: Glee.

  • SoTH

    October 24, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Dain Bramage?

  • GregAndThenSome

    October 24, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Wilhelm scream at 0:01. Nice!

  • October 24, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Haha that was great, funny ending to I’m going to have to one day go on a marathon of all the movies you mention in this series.. also I notice was there an e-mail or something for people to send in a clip of them doing the intro? Because I’ll have to send you one next year :3

  • MechaMario86

    October 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    You have given me a great number of movies to marathon with my friends this year !

  • October 24, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Bad ass movie, just hilarious and you never see it on TV which sucks.

    Torrent is up, watch the movie now! (no ads, bullshit)

  • charmaster

    October 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm


  • xdeathknightx

    October 25, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Looks pretty darn awesome, we’ve finally truly arrived in the deep bowels of schlock horror movies

  • GialloHorror

    October 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Christ I gott see this shit! Looks right up my alley lol

  • October 25, 2010 at 11:53 am

    That monkey is full of boom I bet, but what a great review James, we love you and your suff

  • October 25, 2010 at 11:54 am

    who says I don’t have a softspot for ol Jamesey

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Title reminds me of the later movie, Brainscan. Nothing like this one though.

  • Squall85

    October 25, 2010 at 11:59 am

    OMG, I was having my supper right now…

  • phoenix252005

    October 25, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    LMAO That part at the end where hblood is flying out of his head while he is screaming is frikin funny!! HEs just like: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Classic lol

  • October 25, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    “Trust me Brian!” Yeah right!

  • angelspawn77

    October 25, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    video doesnt show up for me 🙁 I missed it the day it was debuted and im trying to watch it but it doesnt show up.

  • October 26, 2010 at 8:39 am

    This has to be one of the greatest films of its generation, what a picture title page. James should be proud of himself.

  • Bloodletskeleton

    October 26, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Woo! I am proud to have this one as well. Frank Henelotter is a good director, starting from basket case. I also own Basket Case, and Frankenhooker as well. Have seen his most recent “Bad Biology” (Lol! Try reviewing that one James and getting away with it.), along with Basketcase 2.

  • October 26, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    The last part with the guy screaming and blood spurting out of his ear looks like something from “The Annoying Orange” on Youtube.

  • October 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm


  • October 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    a polite little creature that resembles a piece of boom, but infact there is none to be found in the film

  • likalaruku

    October 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I love horror comedies.

  • MassDistraction

    November 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    How long is that guy at the end going to scream D:

  • nammm3

    November 13, 2010 at 1:32 am

    very interesting. Lol. That screaming from that guy at the end was quite annoying:-P Nice ending w/ the film!

  • January 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    lol light headed 😛

  • Fuck RomEmKing

    February 7, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    @RomEmKing; Do you have brain damage?

  • lordkarnage45

    April 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

    No comment…….

  • April 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I have this movie on VHS, and all I have to say is that 1988 was not a good year for movie-making.

  • holder

    June 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    This is one f*** up movie. I love Basket Case , but when I first watch this (just a couple of years before) I was so surprised. I didn’t expect to see so much weird stuff in this flick , I know is old, I know is horror and it’s from same director that do Basket Case Trilogy but this one is was blowing up my mind.
    BTW , James, do you ever plan to make a review of another f**** up movie it’s called “The Society” this movie is so strange and bizarre it’s from 80′ and it’s marked as Horror B Movie , but I’ts very different from all horror movies that I see.

  • DrewMcConnell

    September 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    One of my favorite movies

  • October 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I think I’ll watch this movie 12 times in a 24-hour period.

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  • October 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    1 : 27 epic voice

  • Behold...the Clarktopus

    December 2, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Looks fucking brutal.

  • HorazStCruz

    March 21, 2012 at 7:41 am

    I remember the blowjob scene. But i remembered the cover art more. Really mindblowing. Those artists should be mentioned!
    Back then i thought it had something to do with aliens.
    A MUST review!

  • Deadman45

    July 15, 2012 at 5:10 am

    can somebody help me? Some of the videos don’t work, all the vids in monster madness 2010 do not work along with someothers on the site. There is just a black screen with audio from the ad and nothing from there, help?

  • sfmaster

    October 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I just watched this the other day! What a fun and weird movie!

  • October 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Great movie! I was lucky to see this in a theater…

  • October 31, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    British guy with the thing on his head reminds me of Svengoolie!

  • October 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I got brain damage from watching this movie, lol.

  • December 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    This looks like a wired movie

  • Omochao

    February 5, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    The last two seconds were my favorite!

  • Smokingspoon

    July 11, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Enough already! How much is it?? 29.99 ? What phone number should I call?

  • December 30, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    Not to mention, the basket case guy, looks like Pauly Shore…

  • Ras

    September 22, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I touched this review and the sound of it’s color was orange.

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