By Owen Gleiberman
Updated May 06, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Brainscan

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  • Movie
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A cyberspace horror show so logy it makes the crummiest Nightmare on Elm Street sequel look like Psycho. A teenager (Edward Furlong) addicted to blood-spattering virtual-reality games gets hold of the latest CD-ROM mindblower, which allows him to enter the consciousness of a homicidal slasher. Despite the lurid premise, Brainscan offers zero in the way of sick thrills. Worst of all is the Trickster (T. Ryder Smith), the movie’s foppish Pinhead/Freddy Krueger wannabe. With his cut-rate warlock finery, rubbery makeup job, and veddy scaddy pronouncements (”Unleash the dark side of your soul!”), he has all the demonic charm of a pitchman for a costume shop. D

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Brainscan

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
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