Brain Blockers

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Brain Blockers
Brain Blockers (movie poster).jpg
Brain Blockers Poster
Directed by Lincoln Kupchak
Produced by Tim Everitt
Written by
  • Lincoln Kupchak
  • Patrick Braithwaite
  • Keith Myers
  • Derek Anderson
Music by Brian Tuley
Distributed by Rivers of Blood Productions
Release date
  • March 15, 2007 (2007-03-15)
Running time
83 minutes
Language English

Brain Blockers is a 2007 horror film directed by Lincoln Kupchak. Edwin Craig plays a professor who experiments on his college students and turns them into zombies.


A college professor, Dr. Douglas Newton, develops an experimental drug named Tryptophan (not to be confused with real Tryptophan) that has the side effect of turning his students into bloodthirsty zombie-like creatures, leading them to eventually explode. It is up to a couple of grad students, Jenny Wayne and Joe Larsen, along with the local newspaper reporter Ray Elsworth, to uncover Dr. Newton's dark secret and thwart his plans before time runs out.



Brain Blockers was released on DVD on March 15, 2007. The DVD version contains deleted scenes, a still gallery and the "Brain Blockers" music video by the band Le Mans.


Kryten Syxx of Dread Central rated the film 1/5 stars and called it one of the worst zombie Z movies that site had reviewed.[1] Steve Anderson of Film Threat rated the film 1/5 stars and stated that the film fails at both horror and comedy.[2] Academic Peter Dendle wrote that it is "a mind-numbing indie effort" with "inconsistent mutant creatures and awful special effects."[3] A more positive review by Gavin Schmitt of Killer Reviews gave the film 3.5/5 stars and said "the overall story is really good" and singled out "the film`s seemingly endless supply of gorgeous women".[4]


  1. ^ Syxx, Kryten (2007-05-02). "Brain Blockers (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Steve (2007-08-01). "Brain Blockers". Film Threat. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  3. ^ Dendle, Peter (2012). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, Volume 2: 2000–2010. McFarland & Company. p. 39. ISBN 9780786461639. 
  4. ^ Schmitt, Gavin. "An Amusing Film, To Say the Least". Retrieved 2014-03-07. 

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