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Brainscan ★ 1994 (R)

Teenage loner takes a trip in virtual reality and finds that murder is the first stop. Furlong (“Terminator 2”) is the troubled youth whose voyage is led by Smith as Trickster, the Freddy Krueger meets David Bowie tour guide from virtual hell. Langella turns in a straight performance as a local cop hot on the trail. Hard-core horror fans will be disappointed by the lack of on-screen violence, and special effects buffs won't see anything new. Lame effort tries to appeal to a wide audience and is bland as a result. The end is left wide open, so expect a sequel or two or three. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Edward Furlong, Frank Langella, T. Ryder Smith, David Hemblen, Amy Hargreaves, Jamie Marsh, Victor Ertmanis; D: John Flynn; W: Andrew Kevin Walker; M: George S. Clinton.