Man with the Screaming Brain is a 2005 science fiction/slapstick film directed by, co-written by, and starring Bruce Campbell. It is Campbell's feature film directorial debut. The film was co-written by David Goodman and co-stars Ted Raimi.
The story for Man with the Screaming Brain has existed in various forms since the mid 1980s. It was originally supposed to take place in East L.A., but after the fall of communism it was shot in Bulgaria instead, in order to save production costs.
The production was financed in part by the Sci Fi Channel, where it was aired for the first time on television on September 25, 2005. It premiered on April 3, 2005 at the IHouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was supposed to premiere that same night at the Broadway Theater in Pitman, New Jersey; however, that theater went bankrupt earlier in the week and a new venue was found (the IHouse).
Campbell then took the film with him on his book tour and it was shown at a limited number of theaters throughout...