101 Films will release Adam Simon’s Brain Dead on 28th September 2020, a mind-bending nightmare based on a story from The Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont, released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

Title 016 on the 101 Films Black Label, extras include a new documentary on the film, a new interview with director Adam Simon in which he discusses Brain Dead and working with Roger Corman, and a booklet with new writing on the film.

The initial run with booklet and slipcase is limited to 3000 units.


The Eunice Corporation is on the ground floor of an exciting growth industry, utilizing a memory re-sculpting technique pioneered by eccentric neurosurgeon Rex Martin (Bill Pullman). It envisions nationwide clinics where anyone can lose the hang-ups of an unhappy childhood, a failed romance or a botched career. At Eunice’s “New You” outlets, a simple operation will give customers eace of mind. Or it might leave them brain dead. But when Martin refuses to cooperate with Eunice, he soon finds himself plunged into a surreal existence that intertwines dreams and reality. Has Martin slipped over the edge into madness? Or have corporate profit mongers given him a push, making him the guinea pig in his own experiment? To know the answer is to know true terror!


Limited Edition version comes with booklet and slipcase, limited to 3000 copies


Brand New Extras
• The Brains Behind the Nightmare, a new documentary on Brain Dead
• Tales from the Cranium, an interview with director Adam Simon
• Limited edition booklet: Includes ‘A Dimension of Mind’ by Sean Hogan and ‘Evil Brains from the Movies’ by Barry Forshaw

Additional Extras
• Audio commentary with co-writer/director Adam Simon and filmmaker Rodman Flender
• Deleted Scenes
• Theatrical Trailer
• 2K Scan of the original film elements

Here’s a trailer:

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle