brainscan

Believe it or not boys and girls, in the early 90's, Edward Furlong was considered a teen heartthrob. So thank you, Eddie Furlong, for being the reason I saw a really fun horror movie that I would have never watched otherwise at such a young age. Eddie plays Michael Bower, a lonely teenager who is obsessed with horror films. He comes across a virtual reality video game called Brainscan, in which the player becomes the killer. The game, hosted by a demon-like villain named Trickster, allows you to think like a killer, cover up clues and get rid of witnesses and evidence.

Ah, the 90's. For many of us, this was a time of growth. That passage from adolescence to adulthood; an era for coming of age. Such as it was for the horror film genre as well. In these days we were on the tail in of the 80's camp explosion, on the doorstep of movies such as "Scream" that would turn horror films into highly polished nods to a brighter age gone by.