The Man With The Screaming Brain is an incredibly funny film. It has the most hilarious tracking shot I have ever seen (when Bruce Campbell's character, fresh from the lab and complete with giant forehead scar and blue hospital pajamas, runs into a square and scares a crowd of people) and a falling-down-the-steps murder scene that had the entire test screening audience screaming laughing.
A comedy that doesn't build, lacks structural integrity, and often falls flat. But it's also winningly loopy, with bizarre incidental ideas and performance riffing making for a series of parts ...
The Man With the Screaming Brain stars Campbell (who also co-wrote the story) as an American industrialist in Bulgaria with his wife. Their marriage is failing rapidly, and it isn't too long before Campbell, his wife, and an ex-KGB cab driver all fall victim to a pretty, murderous gypsy woman who dreams of getting married.
Audience Reviews for Man With the Screaming Brain. Jul 19, 2010. bruce campbell fans may get something out of this crap, but i my self like the guy, and think his evil dead films are great fun ...
- comedy, sci fi
Apr 03, 2005 · Man with the Screaming Brain is a story of greed, betrayal and revenge in a small Bulgarian town. William Cole, wealthy industrialist, winds up with part of his brain replaced by that of a Russian cab driver Yegor. The two couldn't be more different, but they share one thing - both were killed by the same woman.
- Bruce Campbell
- 2 min
Online reviewers have written 235 reviews, giving Man with the Screaming Brain (2005) an average rating of 51%. Overall, cinema-goers and film critics broadly agree on the merits of the movie, with critics giving it an average score of 61% and users giving an average score of 62%.
Man with the Screaming Brain, which made the rounds at city art-house theaters on the back of Campbell's book tour before settling in on the Sci-Fi Channel and DVD, is fun for fans of Bruce and the wacky '50s sci-fi flicks that inspired it. At a screening in Brookline, Massachusetts, Campbell presented his directorial feature debut fairly ...
To be fair, Man with the Screaming Brain is made for TV, having received a brief theatrical run courtesy of Anchor Bay figuring his fans are good for some midnight show money. Still, made-for-television and direct-to-video movies have gotten better since this was first conceived.
Man with the Screaming Brain is a story of greed, betrayal and revenge in the big, bad city. William Cole, wealthy industrialist, winds up with part of his brain replaced by that of Yegor, a Bulgarian street hustler. The two couldn't be more different, but they share one thing - both were killed by the same woman.
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