Frank Henenlotter’s Basket Case follow up, the equally fascinating Brain Damage.
“Aylmer” is a slug-like creature which injects a liquid into its host, giving them psychedelic highs. When our hero Brian gets “attached” to the thing, it starts to give him visions…and they’re addictive ones to boot. However, there’s a catch. For in the pharmaceutical world, what goes up, must come down. He starts to become strung out.
However it turns out, that Aylmer needs a steady diet of fresh brains to dine on, without which he cannot sustain his powers. This involves cajoling a now-willing Brian, to go out on the town.
A terrifically fun (and very gross) feature from Henenlotter. Check it out!