Brain Damage


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Oct 14 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Oct 15 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Oct 17 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1988
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Frank Henenlotter
Cast:Rick Hearst
Jennifer Lowry
Gordon MacDonald
Theo Barnes
John Zacherle


4K restoration by MOMA! After altering the landscape of trash-horror history with BASKET CASE and FRANKENHOOKER, the brilliant Frank 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 life’s work. Do not miss.