After a 20 year absence, drifter, George Walker, returns home to settle his grandmother's estate. As if awakening from a long dream, he finds his childhood home condemned and littered with ... See full summary »
After a 20 year absence, drifter, George Walker, returns home to settle his grandmother's estate. As if awakening from a long dream, he finds his childhood home condemned and littered with the remnants of squatters. In the midst of trying to save his past, George falls and strikes his head, triggering an onslaught of vivid nightmares and waking visions. As the horror intrudes on George's reality, his conviction grows that someone or something is trying to kill him. Written by
Nicely done indie from out of left field. I wasn't sure what I was watching at first, was it supposed to be horror? Drama? Thriller? It begins a bit on the slow side, but quickly starts to set a nice pace and pulls you into the story. Quite different looking visually by independent film standards, it is presented as a dismal existence for the main character "George", who is played wonderfully by actor Vince Mola. I found his acting refreshing and quite believable, as he is not your typical leading man, but rather a portrait of a 30 something slacker set against a horrifying reality. Jamil Mangan and Mary Monahan are equally convincing in their supporting roles and help the story unfold in a believable fashion. Director Lance Weiler seems to have a knack for only showing the viewer as much as needed at any given moment, then turning on all cylinders and pushing forth the horror. Very much in the same realm as "Stir of Echos", "Head Trauma" is a well crafted ghost story that delivers the scares on an ever changing plate of circumstances.
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