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Exclusive “CEREBRUM” trailer gets into your head

Monday, April 12, 2021 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The psychological sci-fi thriller makes a fest appearance later this month before seeing release in May.

Glasshouse Distribution let us know that CEREBRUM, directed by Arvi Ragu from a script he wrote with Gary Houk, will screen Sunday, April 25 at Houston’s WorldFest, http://www.worldfest.org/ and then will be available on demand May 4. It stars Christian James, Alexxis Lemire, James Russo, Andy Pisharody, John Ruby and Aly Trasher; the synopsis: “To make ends meet, Tom [James] signs on as a guinea pig at a home-based lab, but when he commits a crime he cannot remember, he must risk his own sanity to reveal the truth.”

Ragu says, “The seed for CEREBRUM came from our current social behavior where all our photos, videos, shopping choices, political affiliations, financial data and all other aspects of our daily life have been digitized. CEREBRUM extends the concept to explore what will happen if our memories can be digitized as backups and used to restore it if it ever failed. Besides the sci-fi aspect, I wanted to explore the broken relationship between a father and son, and how they find a common cause to come together to understand and love each other.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.