I would have seen it on TV in the mid to late 90’s. I remember one scene where there was a set of stairs leading down to a chair contraption. I believe it was a two-sided chair. The victim was on one side, and the villain on the other. The victim had a large syringe type needle come out and screw into the back of the head. Memories/brain power was extracted from the victim and I believe inserted into the villain.

  • Dark City? youtube.com/watch?v=wJwoueazGeI
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:16
  • Interesting, thanks for the response. Unfortunately no. No special effects or the like. Might have been produced in 80's. Once the victim was strapped upright in the chair, the needle/syringe/screw contraption came out of the back of the chair on is own and inserted into the back of the head. The victim would die when this happens IIRC.
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:28
  • Related? scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/80703/…
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:30
  • Take a look at this see if it jogs your memory...scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/80703/… Valorum beat me to it by 39 seconds.
    – Kerr Avon
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:31
  • I dont believe there was any sort of pink blob involved as in the ones cited. Seemed to be more mad scientist with a contraption in a hidden basement as opposed to supernatural type
    – Tim
    Commented Sep 27, 2016 at 22:32

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Friday the 13th, Season 1, Episode 18 "Brain Drain"

"Cursed Antique: A trephanator that transfers intelligence from one person, who dies, to another."

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