Persuaded by a devious corporate henchman to operate on a schizophrenic mathematician, a brain surgeon begins experiencing firsthand his patient’s paranoid confusion. Despite his best efforts, the doctor soon finds himself descending into insanity.
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Based on this film's cover art, cult reputation, and the presence of both(!) Bill Pullman and Bill Paxton, I was expecting a gory horror comedy with a pitch-black sense of humor. In truth, "Brain Dead" is more of a fractured psychological tale - the ultimate 'am I dreaming? Am I alive?' kind of movie. It's an intriguing film but there are times when it feels like a soap opera dream sequence that just won't end.