I saw this late 1980's(?) movie in the mid/late 1990s when I was only young, so sorry for the lack of details.

I remember there was a main character - man, some sort of a junkie. There was also a worm. Maggot. He would get inside man's head, make him hallucinate and, I think, do some terrible stuff. The guy had the addiction from the worm but also tried to fight him somehow.

Movie had this dark, gloomy, terminator-ish atmosphere.

  • When were you 6 or 7?
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 6:19
  • 1996-1997. I'd say movie itself was somewhere from the late 80s.
    – IgnasK
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 6:22
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    Heh, after adding '80s' to the google query, I've found it quite easy by myself. It's "Brain Damage" (1988). imdb.com/title/tt0094793 Don't know whether I should delete this question since I've found answer by myself so I'll just leave it for mods.
    – IgnasK
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 6:28
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    Just add the result of your search as an answer. Then it's visible for other people having the same question as well. Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 6:29
  • Alright, I'll just have to wait for 8 hours since I have no reputation.
    – IgnasK
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 6:31

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It's "Brain Damage" (1988).

Brian begins an unwilling symbiotic relationship with a malevolent leech-like brain-eating parasite called "Aylmer". Aylmer secretes a highly addictive, hallucinogenic blue fluid into Brian's brain. In return for a steady supply of the fluid, Brian must seek out human victims for Aylmer, so that he can devour their brains. All the while, though, as Brian adopts a heavily secluded life in his indulgence of Aylmer's fluids, it begins to draw a rift in his relationship with his girlfriend Barbara and his brother.

Apparently not as dark and gloomy as I remember it but still pretty creepy.

  • It sounds like it’s based on "Enoch"
    – Adamant
    Commented Apr 4, 2017 at 15:30

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