An old couple bring home a nice fresh batch of animal brains for their 'friend' Aylmer. Little do they know, he has disappeared, and despite their best efforts to find him, he's found a new host...
...in young Brian, who when we meet him, has already started his strange trip into madness, as Aylmer has injected him with "his juice." Hmmm. His "juice," indeed. What kind of movie is this?
Anyway, Aylmer demands food, and his food is human brains! As Brian trips off his merry ass, Aylmer gets a smorgasbord from the surround neighborhoods' brains. Brian comes to his senses long enough to try and do something about it, but is it too late to save his nasty ass girlfriend and his woman-stealing but still slightly homosexual brother? Not to mention THE FREAKING WORLD????
Brian - Rick Herbst
Mike - Gordon MacDonald
Barbara - Jennifer Lowry
Aylmer - Zacherley
Written and directed by - Frank Henenlotter
I don't know if I can back this thing as I was expecting more of a non-stop, all out, gore-fest involving some really jacked up parasite. Well I got the last part. Problem was it "stopped" too damn much and it was "all out of left field". I didn't understand not one damn thing going on. I also don't know if I can take a phallic-shaped puppet with a refined attitude very seriously either. It freaked me out watching it swing from back and fourth, however, damnit if he wasn't funny.
I take it this is nothing more than a "Just Say NO to Drugs" PSA and kind of go with that. This damn movie also had a "groady" feel to it, too. And I don't mean "gross out", I mean "groady". After seeing our main man laying in that nasty ass hotel room (on the floor no less) I felt like I had to take a shower. *shiver*
The SFX/gore (Fox ain't lying about the fellatio sequence) were a bit to question and some of it was a bit 'off' in a sense that I was trying to get the comical value from it, however, I felt a little short-changed. Not all bad though. The ending was deinitely one for the "WTF" Kodak camera. Man-ass is a no-no and seeing two greased up flamers on one chick who isn't all that hot and that needless shower scene scratches the score badly. None of it was needed at all. I will be throwing the yellow blanket this time around as opposed to a flag.
I have to scratch my head and can't recommend it as much as Fox. Though it has it's moments and is definelty out there. You may enjoy it if you take it at face value or looking for something,er,umm, out-there.*cough*
I suppose if more PSA's were like this I would stay away from drugs. I shudder to think what the director's vison might have been if he was against alcohol.Hide Full Review
I don't know if I can back this thing as I was expecting more of a non-stop, all out, gore-fest inv ...
Man oh man... This is a tough one to score. I can't say that I have seen many movies that have such a disturbing monster with such a Disney commentator attitude and voice. Aylmer is a strange little guy, that happens to have been around since 430 A.D. (yes, someone goes into a complete history of Aylmer). It feeds on brains to remain strong, and uses a human as a host to accomplish this. That is where Brian fits in.
So basically, you put this extremely perverse looking monster on this kid, have it inject some juju juice, cause the kid to orgasm over and over and you have this movie. Oh yeah, throw in some great death scenes on top of that. I thought a lot of this movie was worth watching. If you took out the two man ass scenes and the horse women, this would be a winner.
And yes, the fellatio scene is definitely something quite "different" :).
Overall I would say this is definitely worth a rental, if nothing else to listen to Aylmer and see the psychadelic light shows.Hide Full Review
Man oh man... This is a tough one to score. I can't say that I have seen many movies that have such ...
I had a lot of fun with this one, honestly.
Aylmer is probably one of the best villains in a cheesy movie I've ever seen. He rivals even the little worm/penis thing from The Item. His quiet, convincing demeanor is a great way to show how a chemical dependency slowly integrates itself into your brain and basically takes over your life. And the random showtunes how...um, how you have to be on drugs to really enjoy that type of music...I guess. Dammit, now I forgot what I was talking about...
Oh. The way they portray Aylmer taking over Brian's brain is by showing him basically whizzing his toxins into the brain...unfortunately, even though we've seen it before, they continue to show this effect throughout the entire movie. We get the damn idea! This was one of the things I thought brought the tempo down quite a bit. One of the few errors I saw in the movie.
Some interesting deaths, too...the "giving brain" scene has to be seen to be believed, it's just too terrible to try and describe. The end was a little bizarre as well, I'm not sure I quite understood...but oh well, like I said I had a lot of fun watching it, and won't hesitate to pop it back in for a quick laugh.Hide Full Review
I had a lot of fun with this one, honestly. ...
Anti-drug message - yes
Budget - no
"Mind blowing" blowjob - yes
Showtunes - yes
Incredibly bad film splicing - yes
Marshmallow filled old-people?
Did he just have an orgasm? (one of many!)
Why'd his shoe come off?
Extreme five minute long walking sequence!
Ok, no amount of drugs will make you look good. Never, no way, no how.
We've sprung a leak!
Dammit more man-ass.
New from Tyco, Blood Sprinkler!
Is that Nick Nolte?
Illegal use of an inside movie joke!
Um, bless you?
Why is he singing when his head is about to explode?
Brian - "Is he ok?"
Aylmer - "Yes, though a bit underdone."
Brian - "Woowoooowoowoowooo!"
Mike - "Things are getting really weird around here."
Barbara - "You're on drugs right?"
Horse woman - "Feels like you got a real monster in there."
Mike - "Forgot your buckets."
Aylmer - "Do you want me to leave you too?"
Brian - "No no!"
Aylmer - "Damn right you don't."
Brian - "Wugh!"