The Brain (1988 film)

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The Brain
The Brain 1988.jpg
Directed by Edward Hunt
Produced by Don Haig
Story by Barry Pearson
Starring Tom Bresnahan
Cynthia Preston
David Gale
Music by Paul Zaza
Cinematography Gilles Corbeil
Brightstar Films
Distributed by International Video Entertainment (US)
Shapiro-Glickenhaus Entertainment (Non-US)
Release date
  • November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)
Running time
94 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

The Brain is a 1988 Canadian science fiction horror film depicting a giant brain-like alien that terrorizes. The film has developed a small cult following.[1]


Dr. Blakely runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks.



The movie was released on videocassette and laserdisc in 1989 by International Video Entertainment.[2] The movie was officially released on DVD in the UK in late 2011 by Boulevard Entertainment, but has since gone out of print.


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