July 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm (8 Heads, Brainscan) (, , )

Brainscan – 1994 – United States

Filled with horror references (I Was A Teenage Frankenstein and Suspiria posters, footage from The Dracula Saga) and hard rock (White Zombie blasts at a party, a demon jams to Primus, tens of Aerosmith posters), Brainscan shamelessly panders to genre audiences. Thankfully, its most derivative elements are subversive enough to possibly be construed as horror criticism—or maybe just an inquiry about our love for the violent and disturbing. Similar to Scream, Brainscan is a self-aware horror flick, made more interesting since its dark content isn’t played for laughs.

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