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Baghead (2008)

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 ... See full summary »

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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? Written by Anonymous

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

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22 January 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cabeza de bolsa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$140,016 (USA) (14 November 2008)
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The movie was shot for just over $50,000 but was sold at Sundance for "a lot more", Jay Duplass explained at SXSW 2016. Their tactic to pitch the movie was to make clear that it was going to get made anyway, no matter what. See more »

Quotes

Chad: You're like Michael Jordan, I'm Bill Lambier! I've got no game!
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Connections

References Halloween (1978) See more »

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3 of Harts
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Written and Performed by J. Scott Howard
Cold Cold Wind (ASCAP)
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Unpretentious and fun
6 January 2009 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Baghead is a true gem, a tribute to indie film-making at its best. I may be partial to no and lo budget film-making, on the other hand I have very little patience for regular art-house talkfests where nothing really happens. The filmmakers here find the perfect balance of indie talking heads type non-plot and a suspenseful genre piece, which is a rare feat.

Directing is okay, although the hand-held camera-work can be exhausting sometimes. The actors are great and the relationship drama between the four characters is interesting and at times funny enough to hold the viewers' interest. I loved the fact that there is no true horror soundtrack, so the scares and tension work without the usual "boo" staccato sound effects and unnerving suspense music. This is something extremely difficult to achieve, so kudos for that.

At 80 minutes the story does not wear out its welcome. Baghead is a definite recommend for anyone hungry for something different from the usual Hollywood fare.


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