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Frank Henenlotter United States, 1988

Rocco's rating of the film Brain Damage

Henenlotter certainly loved his purples and blues, huh? A delightful, humorous, and (dare I say) mournful monster movie as metaphor for drug addiction. The performances (aside from the girlfriend) are honestly a good deal better than I've come to expect from Henenlotter, and Zacherley's felty-warm voice is just the best. Frankenhooker wins out because of its zinger of an ending, but this is a solid companion piece.