Bruce Campbell (writer, director, star) supposedly has been trying to get this film made for 20 years. Good for him, bad for us.Man with the Screaming Brain is a story of betrayal and revenge in Bulgaria. William Cole (Campbell), wealthy businessman, winds up with part of his brain replaced by that of a Russian cab driver Yegor (Vladimir Kolev). The two couldn't be more different, an odd couple of sorts, but they share one thing, both were killed by the same gypsy woman. Brought back to life by a mad scientist Dr. Ivan Ivanov (Stacy Keach) and his loyal assistant Pavel (Ted Raimi), William and Yegor form a team to track down their common nemesis.With a subplot of William's wife getting killed by the same woman as she seeked revenge for her husbands murder. Dr. Ivan Ivanov and Pavel place her brain inside of a robots frame, giving her a body to seek revenge further.There are a few moments of humor that keep this from being a brutal experience. Such as, the battle at the salad bar between William and Yegor, or better yet Williams right and left hands. The right controlled by William and the left, Yegor.Ted Raimi's over-acting in every scene, with some sort of slapstick goof happening about every 2 minutes to his character Pavel, was a bit much. A few of the 'accidents' were semi-funny, but with a hundred of them you're bound to find a couple good ones.Bruce's acting and directing was the same solid Bruce millions have come to embrace and love, but the action scenes seemed forced. His overweight body seemed to be slowing him down and just in the way. Long gone are the days of that Army of Darkness fitness for Bruce's.Man with the Screaming Brain is an ok film for what it is, low-budget, slapsticky, and unoriginal. See it for this and don't expect a masterpiece.