WriterBarry Pearson (screenplay) Release dateNovember 4, 1988 CastTom Bresnahan (Jim Majelewski), Cynthia Preston (Janet), David Gale (Dr. Anthony Blakely), George Buza (Verna), Bret Pearson (Willie), Christine Kossak (Vivian) Similar moviesI Spit on Your Grave III: Vengeance is Mine, The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, Bloody Moon, Taken 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, W Delta Z
TaglineMind over matter
The Brain is a 1988 Canadian science fiction horror film depicting a giant brain-like alien that terrorizes. The film has developed a small cult following.
Dr. Blakely runs a TV show called "Independent Thinkers", which is a Scientology-like self-help/religion program. But he's not making his audience think any more independently - with the help of an alien organism he calls The Brain, he's using brainwashing and mind control. The only thing that stands between them and world domination is a brilliant but troubled high school student with a penchant for pranks.
David Gale as Dr. Anthony Blakely
Tom Bresnahan as Jim Majelewski
Cynthia Preston as Janet
George Buza as Varna
Brett Pearson as Willie
Sarah Chapple as Debbie Hodges
Christine Kossak as Vivian
The movie was released on videocassette and laserdisc in 1989 by International Video Entertainment. The movie was officially released on DVD in the UK in late 2011 by Boulevard Entertainment, but has since gone out of print.