Taglines: It’s A Headache From Hell!
A normal, average guy who lives in New York City becomes dependent on an evil, disembodied brain. The brain feeds the guy a narcotic substance in exchange for his unwilling assistance in obtaining the brains of innocent victims for sustenance. This turns into a tour of circa-1980s underground NYC clubs, backlots, and other seedy locations. One scene features the band Swimming Pool Cues playing the song “Corruption.”
Brain Damage is a 1988 American comedy horror film directed by Frank Henenlotter. It stars Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes, Lucille Saint-Peter, Vicki Darnell, Joseph Gonzalez and Bradlee Rhodes.
Brain Damage (1988)
Directed by: Frank Henenlotter
Starring: Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry, Theo Barnes, Lucille Saint-Peter, Vicki Darnell, Joseph Gonzalez, Bradlee Rhodes
Screenplay by: Frank Henenlotter
Cinematography by: Bruce Torbet
Film Editing by: Frank Henenlotter, James Y. Kwei
Art Direction by: Ivy Rosovsky
Music by: Clutch Reiser, Gus Russo
Distributed by: Palisades Entertainment, Ventura Distribution
Release Date: April 15, 1988