Brain Dead ★★★½ 1989 (R)
Low-budget but brilliantly assembled puzzle-film about a brain surgeon who agrees to perform experimental surgery on a psychotic to retrieve some corporately valuable data—his first mistake, which begins a seemingly endless cycle of nightmares and identity alterations. A mind-blowing sci-fi feast from ex-”Twilight Zone” writer Charles Beaumont. 85m/C VHS, DVD . Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Patricia Charbonneau, Nicholas Pryor, George Kennedy, Brian Brophy, Lee Arenberg, Andy Wood; D: Adam Simon; W: Adam Simon, Charles Beaumont; M: Peter Rotter.