#38 – The Brain
DIRECTOR: Ed Hunt
CAST: Tom Breznahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale
RUNTIME: 94 min
LASER BLAST FILM SOCIETY SCREENING:
DATE: December 14th, 2016
VENUE: The Royal Cinema
FORMAT: Digital Print
ORIGINAL POSTER ART BY: Leigh Young
It’s got big black eyes, razor sharp teeth, and a heart full of holiday spirit. It simply isn't Christmas until you've met the flesh-eating grin of THE BRAIN, a Cancon cult oddity directed by frequent tax-shelter chaser Ed Hunt (Starship Invasions).
Set during Christmas, THE BRAIN is an endearing take on 50s Sci-Fi movie tropes that pits a prank loving teenager against a nefarious alien force bent on world domination through televised hypnotism. It’s up to our hero to fight through crazy tentacled hallucinations, save his special lady, and finally have himself a merry Christmas if he can avoid getting eaten by that titular "Brain"!
Co-starring David Hale (Re-Animator) and character actor George Buza (so many things), the film has never quite gotten enough respect for how much darn fun it is, and though you'll never see it on Buzzfeed list of Christmas films, we at the Laser Blast Film Society thinks a pulsating, oozing brain belongs on the top of every Christmas Tree.