Starring: Shane Beasley, Kelsey Carlisle, Ellie Church, Dave Parker, Kaden Miller, Jennifer Lee, Haley Madison, Brian Williams, Matt Keeley, Emily Solt McGee, Olivia Arnold, Nathan Erdel, Ben Monticue, Magician Johnson,
Plot: Product Description: In this "lost slasher film from 1978," a masked killer wages an unrelenting spree of murder, cannibalism, and necrophilia. But when his tortured past comes back to haunt him, he plunges to even greater depths of madness and depravity, consuming the lives of a young woman and those she holds dear.
My Review and Thoughts:
First and foremost, I put a huge warning on this film. I warn you, this is graphic, and is not for everyone.
I have been looking forward to this film for a long time now. I am a huge fan of its counterpart. The movie found. which came out in 2012. I think found. is one of the great, Indie Horror films around. If you have not seen found, I highly recommend it. When I heard they were going to make a film, of the film, inside the plot, of found. I was totally excited and amazed at the idea. found. is an extraordinary trip of psychological horror. Your main character Marty, in the movie found., is a lover of horror films. He has a brother who enjoys keeping heads in a bowling bag. In one of the shots, Marty takes the movie, Headless from his brother’s collection and watches it. The film Headless, which I am reviewing, is a spawn from that moment in found. In the film found., the uncut versions, there is a shot with the serial killer, decapitating and having sex, and smearing blood on himself. This shot is one of the most vilest shots ever done, brilliant and haunting. That is where Headless, came into being. Headless has garnered, a wonderful cult following. Headless starts out, showing, the uncut moment which is in the movie found., where Marty is watching the film.
Headless is one of the greatest, modern gory, sadistic horror films, to ever grace the cinema world.
It’s brutal, disturbing and a total mind screw.
I have not seen such twisted, gory, brilliance in a very long time. Awesome story, disturbing actions, a brutal trip into violence. I was in total shock through the whole thing. I haven’t seen this type of brutality in a film since the 70’s or 80’s. I don’t think I can compare this to any film out today. I have to go back to the days of Fulci’s gore and Italian splatter films.
Headless reminds me of all the gory greats of foreign horror. I sense a great horror style long forgotten in Headless. Headless is where it’s at, and what it’s about, in how to create a truly, stand out, destructive piece of gore, that leaves you breathless and in awe of its groundbreaking homage, to the classics of splatter.
Directed and co-written by a virtual new comer to the world of cinema, Arthur Cullipher. Arthur had a role in bringing out the counterpart to Headless, found. He was special effects and producer for found. He takes on many roles with Headless. From writer, director, special effects, composer and editor. A jack of all trades, and that makes him, win the Willy Wonka golden ticket of excellence, in creating, a memorable piece of horror.
Also writing is Nathan Erdel, who also had a part in bringing found. out. He is script supervisor, producer and also acts in Headless, as Eddie Maggot Curr. Both Erdel and Cullipher, has done the horror world justice with this film of visceral imagery, that runs rampant. It has a vomit worthy mentality, and that is a good thing.
I think I would be doing injustice to the film, if I don’t mention, that this is director, Arthur Cullipher’s first feature length film, as director. I cannot fathom that, because this is a brutal, dark, stylistic brilliance that a horror master of the olden days of horror cinema, would have created. There is a total nightmarish insanity to this film that transcends off the screen into the watchers mind. This movie releases its ultimate hell; it burns as you watch.
I must mention the new icon of horror. The new, iconic monster, villain, serial killer, boogeyman, The Headless Killer, played by the wonderful Shane Beasley. Beasley plays the character in both of the movies, found. and Headless. Shane is a master killer. He is the very makeup of a boogeyman. A walking nightmare. This character makes, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface look like the Three Stooges. Larry, Moe and Curly, have nothing on Headless. I haven’t been this energized over a horror film in a long time. found is equally brilliant in the psychology style horror, whereas Headless is to the gory, slasher, serial killer, masked boogeyman horror.
Starring two beautiful wonderful ladies. Kelsey Carlisle and Ellie Church. Ellie is brilliant in her part and showcases the character of Betsey, the 70's, Roller-skating, cocaine sniffing party girl with total class. Kelsey Carlisle is the perfect damsel in distress. The character of Jess shines off screen through her performance. I have to pinpoint, that this is her first feature film. She does a fantastic job, made me believe her horror and added that 70's style victim with ease. Kelsey Carlisle really knows how to scream. A true screaming queen. I have to mention, two equally pivotal actors. The amazing Matt Keeley who plays the killer as a teenager. He gives perfection in the part. His emotional, facial gestures, and body reactions to the ordeal happening to him, is priceless. He becomes the caged victim and boiling rage. Next I have to mention the young and talented Kaden Miller, who plays kind of a dual role, Skull Face and The Killer as a child. Brilliant little guy that gave a simple, childlike nature to the character. Kaden Miller is a star.
There's moments in this that I laughed so hard. From the Wolf-Baby trailer, to such great quotes as: "Look, you were just in my vagina, if you ever want to be there again, you'll go get the F-ing door."
I needed to take a bath after watching this movie. How can you ever go wrong with roller skates and boobies? Might I add, on a side note, the character of Betsey, has pancake size nipples.
This is not for everyone. This is a brutal film, and I have to worn you again, that this uncut, unedited. It's a modern horror masterpiece. It's a trip like no other. Equal parts Fulci, and equal parts originality, bleed together to create a stunning, mind rape and eye gouging trip into the netherworld of nightmarish horror.
I have seen the very recesses of hell, the essence of horror and given a lobotomy in depravity, and that is Headless. I am utterly amazed.
Finally a horror film that is nothing, but a sadistic horror. A true horror film that leaves nothing to the imagination. From the music, to the camera work, to the special effects and makeup.
Headless is simply put, a perfect homage to everything that is horror.
The 1970's, bleeds into the realm of modern cinema. This film is unapologetic. It showcases the inner recesses of the darkest spots of humanity. A no holds bar exploitation, violent, Grindhouse style, midnight movie setting. Ghoul hosted Mayhem. A blood bath of disturbing visceral excrement of an extreme, brutalization of the mind.
A one of a kind trip, that you will never forget.