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For Peter Jackson's 1992 zombie film see Braindead.

Brain Deadis a 1990 horror/psychological thriller starring Bill Pullman Bill Paxton and George Kennedy and wrttin by Charles Beaumont.


Dr. Rex Martin is top neurosurgergeon who is active in studying brain malfunctions that cause mental ilnesses High school friend Jim Reston a successful businessman at Eunice requires Martin's aid in reaching the mind of John Halsy a fomer genius mathematician who once worked for the company and is now a paranoid psychotic at a nearby asylum Dr. Martin's surgery is inteded to successfully alter the patient's mental atitiude either unlocking the corporate secrets within Halsey's brain or else Ieaving Halsey unable to accidentally share them with anyone else As Martin begins the surgical alter procedure he starts to experience the same paranoid dreams as Halsey's The episodes grow in intensity until it becomes unablear whether Martin is a doctor imagining he's the patient who succumbed to the delusion that he was a brain surgeon Martin floats further from realitly caught between his business colleagues and his own humanity.


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In the late 1980s Julie Corman got summer interns to go through several hundred old scripts The best one they discovered was oen written by Charles Beaumont of Roger Corman in the 1960s Adam Simon liked it and updated it for modern times.​

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