Movie from the '80s with a floating alien brain who lives underground?
January 15, 2011 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Can you help me find a sci-fi movie from the '80s with a floating brain in it? I only saw bits of it at the video store.

I've got a dusty memory of a live-action move (in color so it's not The Brain From Planet Arous) that I saw bits of on the big rear-projection TV at the VHS rental store when I was a kid. I was intensely curious but never actually saw it, and I have no idea what it was called.

I just have a few vignettes that I remember:

- Aliens in an underground base on Earth

- A floating brain with a face emerging through a wall made of black tentacles

- A female schoolteacher-type character under control of the floating brain

- The floating brain opening its mouth and eyes widely and something blinking or burning on the back of that character's neck

- Two people in white coveralls searching for something in the desert, then suddenly falling into a hole which opens beneath their feet

Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by qbject to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
Best answer: It might be the Invaders from Mars remake (1986). The aliens set up base underground, and I recall people getting sucked into the ground into the alien's ship. The aliens also take control of a teacher IIRC.
posted by audi alteram partem at 4:30 PM on January 15, 2011

Response by poster: We have a winner! Thanks much.
posted by qbject at 4:38 PM on January 15, 2011

See also: Donovan's Brain.
posted by neuron at 10:10 AM on January 16, 2011

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