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Brain Damage

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Rick Hearst Rick Hearst
Brian
Jennifer Lowry Jennifer Lowry
Barbara
Theo Barnes Theo Barnes
Morris
Vicki Darnell Vicki Darnell
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Joseph Gonzalez Joseph Gonzalez
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Bradlee Rhodes Bradlee Rhodes
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You Fucking Named Him Elmer?!?

10 years, 9 months ago at Jan 13 16:45
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Another great film written and directed by Frank Henenlotter about a man named Brian who’s life seems to be normal; until he meets his new friend Elmer. It is a simple, yet complex in it’s own way example of fixations and addictions through American people. Escaped from his prior owners in the same apartment building, Elmer clings to Brian and slowly turns his life into nothing but dependency.... read more
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One morning a young man wakes to find a small, disgusting creature has attached itself to the base of his brain stem. The creature gives him a euphoric state of happiness but in return demands human victims.
Release date: 25 May 1988
UPC: 654930300596
Tags: Horror (6), Comedy (5), 1980s (5), 1988 (4), Drugs (3), Subway (2), Brain (2), Independent Film (2), Blood (2), Black Comedy (2), Sex (1), Addiction (1), Hallucination (1), (1), Female Nudity (1), Surrealism (1), Toilet (1), 1980's (1), Bathroom (1), Brother (1)
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