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Help me remember the name of this horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood (circa 1991).
October 11, 2009 1:16 PM   Subscribe

I am trying to figure out the name of a horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood. It's a movie where a guy wakes up one day and he has a little alien slug/worm that lives on the back of his neck and talks to him. The alien has drilled a hole in the back of his neck and now injects a powerful narcotic/hallucinogen directly into his brain and controls the guy's life. Nobody knows about the alien slug, and at the end of the movie, he squeezes the alien slug to death and it administers a lethal dose to him, and his head blows up. Name that movie! As I'm older I realize it was a metaphor for drug addiction... and frequently try and explain the plot of the movie to people as best as I can remember. It was probably released around 1991. It may have gone straight to DVD or cable. TIA
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The Puppet Masters?
posted by octothorpe at 1:24 PM on October 11, 2009


Brain Damage?
posted by iconomy at 1:29 PM on October 11, 2009


2nd-ing "Brain Damage." Your description fits it almost perfectly.
posted by mrbarrett.com at 1:55 PM on October 11, 2009


How to Get Ahead In Advertising has this plot, except it's a social satire and it's not a slug in his skin but a boil that grows into a second head and talks to him.l
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:14 PM on October 11, 2009


Several clips from Brain Damage on YouTube. Check out the "related clips" in the side bar.
posted by mrbarrett.com at 2:21 PM on October 11, 2009


Thirding Brain Damage!
posted by hot soup girl at 4:18 PM on October 11, 2009


BRRRIIIIIAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNN!
posted by beerbajay at 2:55 AM on October 12, 2009


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