Wanna play? I dare you.
|Directed by||John Flynn|
|Written by||Brian Owens; Andrew Kevin Walker|
|Produced by||Earl Berman; Esther Freifeld; Bob Hayward; Andrew Martin; Joe Nicolo; Michael Roy; Jeffrey Sudzin|
|Music by||George S. Clinton|
|Edited by||Jay Cassidy; Philip Linson|
|Distributed by|| |
|Release date(s)||April 22nd, 1993|
|Running time||96 min.|
Brainscan is an American horror movie of the supernatural thriller subgenre. It was directed by John Flynn and written by Andrew Kevin Walker based on a story concept by Brian Owens. It was produced by and and released theatrically in the United States on April 22nd, 1994. The film stars Edward Furlong as teenager Michael and Frank Langella as Detective Hayden. Taking on the role of the antagonist Trickster is T. Ryder Smith.
- Production on Brainscan began on July 19th, 1993. Principal photography concluded on September 4th, 1993. The movie was shot in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
- Brainscan grossed $1,725,000 over it's opening weekend on 1,221 screens. Domestic lifetime grosses on the film are $4,352,094. 
- Brainscan was released to DVD by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on April 1st, 2003. Word around the campfire is that nobody really bought it.
- This is the only film in the horror genre directed by John Flynn.
- Co-writer Brian Owens is also known for writing and directing the 1992 horror film Happy Hell Night.
- Editor Philip Linson is credited as Phil Linson in this film.
- Actor James Marsh is credited as Jamie Marsh in this film.
- Actor Domenico Fiore is credited as Dom Fiore in this film.
- Actor Tod Fennell is credited as Tod Fennel in this film.
- Actress Michéle-Barbara Pelletier is credited as Michele-Barbara Pelletier in this film.
- Actress Donna Baccala is credited as Donna Bacalla in this film.
- Actor Jérôme Tiberghien is credited as Jerome Thiberghian in this film.
- As the end credits start, we hear the trickster say "Hey wait, it's not over yet" and the credits screen shatters as if it was made of glass. It then shows a scene involving a dog with the dismembered foot from earlier in the film, and then the end credits resume.
- In both Kyle and Kimberly's room, you see an Aerosmith poster for Get a Grip, which has the track Living on the Edge. Edward Furlong starred in the video.
- The track on the CD played by Trickster is called "Welcome to this World" and is performed by Primus.
|Edward Furlong||Michael Brower|
|Frank Langella||Detective Hayden|
|T. Ryder Smith||The Trickster|
|David Hemblen||Doctor Fromberg|
|Claire Riley||News anchor|
|Tod Fennell||Young Michael Brower|
|Dean Hagopian||Mister Kellar|
|Jérôme Tiberghien||Mister Tebb|
|Don Jordan||Cop #1|
|Pete White||Dog owner|
|Richard Zeman||Police officer|