MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 414 this week

Headspace (2005)

4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 1,474 users  
Reviews: 37 user | 39 critic

25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his own good as his life is swiftly becoming a living hell. Alex's nightmare begins when he ... See full summary »

Writers:

, (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 15 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 355 titles
created 22 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Mar 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Headspace" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Headspace (2005)

Headspace (2005) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Headspace.
6 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Madre Teresa (TV Movie 2003)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mother Teresa - the movie: the inspirational portrayal of Mother Teresa, a simple nun who became one of the most significant personalities of the 20th Century. Armed with a faith that could... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Costa
Stars: Olivia Hussey, Sebastiano Somma, Ingrid Rubio
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Indian director Balaji K. Kumars unique vision, 9 Lives of Mara, is in a genre all its own, best described as Fairytale Noir... See full synopsis »

Director: Balaji K. Kumar
Stars: Chad Donella, Patrick Bauchau, Bret Loehr
Offspring (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Survivors of a feral flesh-eating clan are chowing their way through the locals. Amy Halbard and Claire Carey strive to survive their abduction by the cannibals and save their children. A ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew van den Houten
Stars: Jessica Butler, Kelly Carey, Holter Graham
Kite (2014)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the apparent help of his ex-partner.

Director: Ralph Ziman
Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Callan McAuliffe, India Eisley
Island Prey (2005)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Catherine Gaits, married, has an affair with Peter Thornton and has made it very clear that this one time will stay one time. But Thornton is obsessive and doesn't give up. He blackmails her to try to renew their relationship.

Director: William Riead
Stars: Olivia Hussey, Don Murray, Tony Denison
Three Priests (2008)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Seething with familial conflicts and yearnings, Three Priests offers a powerful journey of affection, fear and fate.

Director: Jim Comas Cole
Stars: Michael Parks, Olivia Hussey, Wes Studi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Joe, in the midst of dropping out of college and coming out as gay, decides to record the everyday activities of his life on a handheld mini-video and post the clips to the internet. Soon ... See full summary »

Director: Eli Rarey
Stars: Joey Capone, Ary Katz, Robert Arce
Pink Eye (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Pink Eye is set in a small town in upstate New York, at a prison-like, dilapidated insane asylum where secret drug testing has gone inexplicably wrong. Patients are dying in sick and ... See full summary »

Director: James Tucker
Stars: Melissa R. Bacelar, Joshua Nelson, Joshua James
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley
Comedy

A dark, satirical comedy about a writer's week in Hollywood.

Director: Sheri Sussman
Stars: India Eisley, Olivia Hussey, Billy Wirth
Sitter Cam (2015)
Thriller

Linda has a seemingly perfect marriage with her rugged and handsome husband Mark and an adorable 8 year old daughter, Chloe. But when Chloe is injured by an elderly babysitter who has ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Leopardi
Stars: Cam Gigandet, Renée Felice Smith, India Eisley
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Dr. Karen Murphy
...
Dr. Ira Gold
...
Mother
...
Boris Pavlovsky
...
Father
Erick Kastel ...
Harry Jellenik
...
Dr. Denise Bell (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
...
...
Alex Borden
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Anderson ...
Desk Nurse
Jeanette Arnone ...
Mother (KGB Lab)
David Austin ...
Female Creature
Elwaldo Baptiste ...
Highwater, Guard #1
Teodorina Bello ...
Hospital Cleaning Lady
...
Social Worker
Edit

Storyline

25-year-old Alex Borden is handsome, charming, and intelligent. In fact, he may be too smart for his own good as his life is swiftly becoming a living hell. Alex's nightmare begins when he meets Harry, a mysterious artist and chess-master. Alex becomes alarmed when his intellect mysteriously begins to grow, and so do the horrors that invade his nightmares, and soon his waking hours. Long-suppressed memories surface and Alex must face the terrors of his violent past, a vanished older brother, a father who abandoned both his sons, and a mother who was viciously murdered. The visions intensify and he begins to experience intense headaches that ultimately cause him to blackout. But it is only the beginning of Alex's calamity. Friends and neighbors are disappearing, and people are whispering rumors of a serial killer. Menaced from all sides by the forces of evil, Alex must overcome his past and contain his own deadly urges so he can hopefully discover what demons, both real and imagined, ... Written by Joseph B. Mauceri

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Fear. It's All In Your Head. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Headspace: El rostro del mal  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Director's Cut) | (International)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Alex is in the ambulance, the paramedic is incorrectly wearing his phonendoscope (the eartips should point forward). Moreover, it's quite difficult to hear chest sounds through many clothing layers (as shown in the movie) so the diaphragm's usually placed directly on the skin. See more »

Connections

Followed by Fractured Skulls: The Making of Headspace (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

BELIEVE
Performed by Dragwater
Under License From Brian McLaughlin
Written by Bill Doty, Brian McLaughlin and Sean Cannon
Published by Publishing Designees of Bill Doty, Brian McLaughlin and Sean Cannon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Phenomenal Film From Some Fresh Faces
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young man, Alex, has incredible mental capacity that seems to grow by the second... while at the same time his migraines become more and more frequent. How is this connected to the monsters that have recently appeared and began killing off his acquaintances one by one?

I received this film as the result of a contest at Killer Reviews (where I have since become a staff member). I had never heard of the director, never heard of the film, was a bit wary of the so-called "awards" listed on the back. I knew who Dee Wallace and Udo Kier were, but didn't know if that was enough to make a movie work. In short, I had expected this film to be watched once and filed away behind a copy of "Point Break" or "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". I was wrong.

The film starts with some short shots that fade in and out (which I didn't care for but they end after the intro). Then, in the first ten minutes, we get the goriest scene in the movie and one of the better gore scenes in a horror movie I've seen lately (let's just say it's like the suicide from the remake of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", but better).

The gore is toned down after that (which is too bad, because many times -- especially the restroom scene -- were just begging to be bloodbaths). But where the blood stops a deep and complex storyline begins, that you may not be able to figure out in your first viewing. Some aspects are guessable but the entirely film demands close attention if you want to even catch a fraction of the underlying plot.

There is a subplot concerning a chess game (or rather multiple chess games) I found to be very interesting. I didn't understand some of the technical dialog in these scenes (discussions of past chess players' defenses) but this really drove home the hyper-intellect aspect of the film and I appreciated that.

Udo Kier appears as the creepy German guy, just like most of his other films. And he makes it work, being a priest in this case. Dee Wallace plays a doctor, but her character does not really stand out much so other than a nod to her earlier horror work it wasn't really necessary to cast her. All the other actors (whose names I don't know) were perfect: there was nothing amateur or independent-looking about this production.

Andrew VanDenHouten is a great addition to the horror world, and is sadly being overlooked due to the mainstream work of such people as Rob Zombie and Eli Roth. Maybe "Headspace" will be for VanDenHouten what "Dog Soldiers" was for Neil Marshall, and in another year or two he will be a name known in the dark underbelly of film.


12 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Please explain the ending.. Tanley
Headspace alleycat519
Dr. Murphy's hand? joanofclark
What is this movie rated R for? fluffy2911
Soundtrack available for download moviescore-1
Song durring sex scene mdelaney-1
Discuss Headspace (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?