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Baghead (2008)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Horror  |  22 January 2008 (USA)
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Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true?

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Four struggling actors retreat to a cabin in Big Bear, California in order to write a screenplay that will make them all stars. Problem is: What happens when their story idea -- a horror flick about a group of friends tormented by a villain with a bag over his head -- starts to come true?

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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22 January 2008 (USA)  »

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Cabeza de bolsa  »

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$8,640 (USA) (13 June 2008)

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$140,016 (USA) (14 November 2008)
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Chad: You're like Michael Jordan, I'm Bill Lambier! I've got no game!
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3 of Harts
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Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
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16 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie is listed as a comedy. That's very misleading. It is a drama and a pretty good one. It's also not a horror movie, but instead a movie about horror movies. It's really a movie about itself, in that it is a low budget indie movie about some friends making a low budget indie movie. The acting is surprisingly delightful. This ranks up there with such sleepers as Primer (about the time machine) or August (about the dot com crash). It is simple, pleasant, watchable and never boring. I was glad that it didn't stoop to some cheap slasher ending. The fact that it is based in reality all the way until the end is what makes this one so special.


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