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The story involves the splitting of two young brothers by a seemingly uncaring father after the violent death of their mother. One boy has become super intelligent and is the focus of this tale, while the other is slowly revealed through flashbacks in the smart brother's mind. Our hero begins to have vicious headaches and horrible nightmares that eventually put him in the hospital. Unable to diagnose him, his doctor releases him into the care of a psychiatrist who attempts to figure out what's going on in his head. As the days go by, however, the body count grows. Eventually, the boy figures out what's really happening in his mind and attempts to struggle with his demons both inside and outside of his brain.
The story does have a nice twist to it involving a key character in the story, but I don't want to give away any more information. Had a little more time been spent on this tale, and less emphasis on tauting the gore, this could have been a wonderful, suspenseful tale. Instead, we get a movie that attempts to be both intelligent and gory at the same time and fails at both.Read more ›
Alex takes aspirin for his migraines as if he doesn't have any stomach lining. He is smart, but works as a house sitter and is not very good at it as he leaves the door open and passes out. Alex is obsessed with the chess guy in the park as his mental condition has sparked the interest of local doctors.
The film blends the supernatural with the real world and does so that it remains a mystery. The low budget aspect (note Dee Wallace is in it) prevented them from doing anything constructive or interesting with Alex's intellect other than learn to play chess. The guy could memorize any book at a glance and all he wants to do is play chess...hey, I got an idea, how about working on your own migraines.
Even though they attempted to develop Alex's character, I never got attached to him. When things did happen, they did so in a low budget, made-for-TV type fashion. 2 1/2 stars
Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Pollyanna McIntosh of "The Woman")
Veteran performers Olivia Hussey, William Atherton, Udo Keir, Dee Wallace Stone and Mark Margolis are along for the ride and ultimately contribute to a better than average if not great thriller.
Alex is a 25 year old whose intellect begins to grow by leaps and bounds. He can read entire books in seconds and remember everything he's read. He teaches himself to be a chess master in a matter of days. He also sees creatures in his dreams that begin to come to life, murdering people Alex has come into contact with. He goes to friends and doctors searching for answers to what is happening to him.
The box made Head Space sound interesting but it wasn't. This was 90 turgid minutes of middling acting and bad plotting. The makeup on the creatures was ok. This movie wasn't exciting, suspenseful or scary.
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