Henenlotter's first film since the cult favorite BASKET CASE (1982) is another grotesque "boy and his parasite" tale. Herbst is a nice young man, with a New York City apartment, whose life is changed when a 1,000-year-old brain-eating parasite named Elmer (voiced by longtime horror host John Zacherle) slithers into his room and
attaches itself to his neck, injecting him with a blue fluid that causes pleasant hallucinations. As Herbst becomes addicted to the drug, he begins to experience radical shifts in personality and goes on nocturnal jaunts with Elmer during which the parasite attacks and sucks the brains out of
assorted security guards, punk rockers, and floph...