A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!
Movie Brain Dead
BRAIN DEAD is a 1990 US sci-fi thriller in which a businessman asks his neurosurgeon friend to help him extract information from the mind of a mathematical genius who is now being held in a psychiatric hospital.
Gory sequences include close-up images of an electrical probe being applied to and inserted into the exposed, bloody brain of a psychiatric patient. People experience disturbing hallucinations including images of murder victims covered in blood, with occasional gory wound detail. In another hallucination, a man digs his fingers into a stitched surgical wound and pulls off the top of his own scalp.
There is use of strong language (‘f**k’, ‘c**ksucker’). Milder terms include ‘shit’, ‘piss’, ‘bastard’, ‘ass’ and ‘son of a bitch’.
There are outdated depictions of psychiatric patients, as well as infrequent use of discriminatory language including ‘nuts’ and ‘lost his marbles’. One brief sequence shows a man being forced to undergo electroconvulsive therapy, and a hallucination sequence shows patients locked in cages in an old-fashioned mental asylum.
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
A man and woman are seen having sex on a table. Her bare butt is seen as well as the side of one of her boobs.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
Depictions of brain surgery
A man wearing a suit covered in blood is repeatedly seen laughing.
A man is accused of murdering his wife.
"Fuck" is said several times.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Some characters drink alcohol.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Some gruesome imagery of brain surgery aftermath. Even the movie poster could be considered frightening.
Much of the movie focuses on mental illness. A man appears to be suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. It becomes hard for him to distinguish between reality and fantasy.
A man believes he is being followed by a man in a suit covered in blood that is laughing.