Terror Tuesday: Brain Damage

February 21, 2017
10:00 pm

Where would the world be without Frank Henenlotter? After altering the landscape of trash-horror history with BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER, the brilliant Henenlotter unleashed BRAIN DAMAGE, his ultimate Grimm's Fairy Tale for perverted adults. This is a slimy, grimy, gore-soaked slice-of-NYC-life that follows a poor schmo who is addicted to a drug called Aylmer. But unlike heroin or cocaine, Aylmer is a mutant penis monster who needs to eat human brains in order survive. Hooray! BRAIN DAMAGE is hilarious, unsettling, and jam-packed with bad taste gags that would probably cause John Waters to reassess his worth as a filmmaker. This movie is proof that Walt Disney would have been better at his job if he was into peyote. (Joseph A. Ziemba)