I like to watch a lot of movies and I'm fairly good about remembering what I've seen. However, there are movies that I know that I've seen and like to pop up every once in a while and remind me that they're pretty cool. Brainscan is one of those movies that likes to hide in the recesses of my mind. In recent years with the return of VR, I find myself thinking of Brainscan a lot. At least to the point that I decided to pick up a Blu-Ray for dirt cheap.
I initially saw Brainscan on Chiller one day before I had to go to work. I thought it was pretty cool, but was wondering how cut up it was. This is the unfortunate thing about Brainscan, it's not very gory. A lot of the kills happen off-screen. I'm not sure if this is due to wanting to draw in a younger demographic (it is a movie about a killer video game after all) or if, like me, they just couldn't afford good gore effects. They did hire Eddie Furlong after T2, after all.
Eddie Furlong is a kid who orders the coolest new video game called Brainscan. The game is a virtual reality experience where he has to think like a killer and cover up the crimes committed. The only problem is the crimes he commits in the game happen in real life.
T. Ryder Smith is easily the highlight of the film as Trickster. The concept of the film may feel a bit outdated with the current trend of technology, but the film really thrives on 90s cheese. If you like 90s nostalgia movies and have been sleeping on this one, I highly recommend checking it out.