The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #7: The Brain (1988) (Prime)
62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days.
A Giant Man-Eating Brain Plans to Take Over The World by Hypnotizing TV Viewers.
Somewhere between Halloween 3 and They Live, The Brain probably should have done better box-office wise, but does have a small cult following today. The effects were fun, the plot had a nice element of satire, and didn’t lag much. Add to that a decent budget, the film looks better than average.
The only big problem was the lead. He was miscast. He’s supposed to be this iconoclast genius rebel, but he came off primarily as a jerk. While the rest of the acting was good, especially Re-Animator’s David Gale, the lead just seemed disconnected and artificial.
This movie does deserve to be seen by 80’s horror fans, just pay no attention to the lead. Root for The Brain!