Man with the Screaming Brain

May 9, 2006

Bruce Campbell tried, bless his little heart.

This film is all Bruce – he wrote it, he directed it, he starred in it. And this is the Bruciest Bruce movie that I’ve ever seen. It takes full advantage of his aptitude for physical humor. He even gets to fight himself, ala Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Yes, the plot is asinine. SO? It still made me laugh. I dare anyone NOT to laugh at Bruce Campbell riding around on a tiny pink Vespa.

Bruce Campbell is an American business man who travels to Bulgaria to invest in their unfinished Subway System. While his wife is fucking their ex-KGB cab driver, Brucie is killed by a horny gypsy. The crazy, horny gypsy then kills the ex-KGB agent, who is also her ex-boyfriend. Confused yet? A mad scientist (is there any other kind?) then sticks the ex-KGB agent’s brain into Brucie and the fun begins. There process hasn’t been perfected, hence the “screaming” brain.

My husband tried to say that this was the worst movie he has ever seen. No fucking way, I replied. It’s not even the worst movie we’ve ever seen on the Sci Fi Channel, much less EVER. So he asked me to name some. Easy – MANSQUITO! Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys. Sabretooth. Alien Apocalypse. Chupacabra on a Boat (Okay, that’s not the real title, but I can’t remember what the real one is). So my husband relented – maybe it’s not the worst movie he’s ever seen – maybe just the worst one today?


Year – 2005
Rating – PG-13
Runtime – 90 minutes
Genre – Sci Fi Channel
Director(s) – Bruce Campbell
Writer(s) – Bruce Campbell
Actor(s) – Bruce Campbell, Stacy Keach, Ted Raimi, Antoinette Byron, Vladimir Kolev
BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "Sounds like there is some shizzle going on down there my nizzle." - Pavel (Ted Raimi)