A lonely teenage horror-movie fan discovers a mysterious computer game that uses hypnosis to custom-tailor the game into the most terrifying experience imaginable. When he emerges from the hypnotic trance he is horrified to find evidence that the brutal murder depicted in the game actually happened — and he’s the killer.
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User Reviews: Brainscan used to be one of my favorite movies when I was in elementary school, and I recently purchased the DVD; and I must say how truly awesome this movie is. The story’s about a disturbed teenager named Michael Brower (played by the asthmatic Edward Furlong) who is obsessed with death, horror movies, and heavy metal; and what ensues when he plays a virtual reality-like horror game called Brainscan. I must admit the Trixster was cheesy as hell–and what was with the hairstyle? But nonetheless, this will be remembered as one of the great, fun horror movies of the nineties, and is of cult status among a select group of horror fans. Another interesting tidbit is that this was one of Andrew Kevin Walker’s first screenplays, who went on to write Seven and Sleepy Hollow. If you haven’t seen it, rent it, or better yet, buy the DVD; this movie rocks.