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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? | Full synopsis »
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Steve Zissis ... Chad

Ross Partridge ... Matt

Greta Gerwig ... Michelle

Elise Muller ... Catherine
Jett Garner ... Jett Garner
Cass Naumann ... 'We Are Naked' girlfriend

Jennifer Lafleur ... Festival Director
Darrell Bryant ... Pickup truck driver
Anthony Cristo ... Bouncer
Jen Tracy ... Name Checker (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Heather Hall ... Festivalgoer

David Zellner ... Festivalgoer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dan Eggleston ... Festival Audience Member (uncredited)

Spencer Greenwood ... (uncredited)
Stephanie Huettner ... Girl in the Front Row (uncredited)

Amy Quick Parrish ... Festival Audience Member (uncredited)
Vincent James Prendergast ... Film Festival Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Duplass 
Mark Duplass 
Writing credits
Jay Duplass (written by) &
Mark Duplass (written by)

John E. Bryant  creator "We Are Naked" (as John Bryant)

Produced by
John E. Bryant .... producer (as John Bryant)
Jay Duplass .... producer
Mark Duplass .... producer
Jen Tracy .... co-producer (as Jen Tracy Duplass)
Original Music by
J. Scott Howard 
Cinematography by
Jay Duplass 
Film Editing by
Jay Deuby 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Ohlson .... first assistant director: second unit
Sound Department
Gene Park .... sound re-recording mixer
Byron Westbrook .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Robert Luttrell .... colorist: (as Rob Luttrell)
Robert Luttrell .... filmout: (as Rob Luttrell)
Neil Murphy .... colorist:
Neil Murphy .... filmout:
R. Zane Rutledge .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Burnie Burns .... camera provider: (as Bernie Burns)
Burnie Burns .... lighting provider: (as Bernie Burns)
Matt Hullum .... camera provider:
Matt Hullum .... lighting provider:
Editorial Department
Jon Fletcher .... assistant editor
Other crew
Kevin Bewersdorf .... production staff: second unit
Josh Braun .... distribution advisor: Submarine Entertaiment
Neil Murphy .... color timing
Neil Murphy .... film recordist
Bryan Poyser .... production staff: second unit
Mark Reeb .... production staff: second unit
R. Zane Rutledge .... production staff: second unit
Jacob Vaughan .... production staff: second unit
Matthew L. Wallis .... production staff: second unit (as Matt Wallis)
Mike Washlesky .... production staff: second unit
David Zellner .... production staff: second unit
Nathan Zellner .... production staff: second unit
Becky Arreaga .... special thanks
Sean Barnes .... thanks
Todd Barnes .... thanks
Dale Beckett .... thanks
Larry Blake .... special thanks
Anna Boden .... thanks
Gary Bond .... thanks
Charles Burmeister .... thanks
Burnie Burns .... special thanks (as Bernie Berns)
David Claunch .... thanks
Brenda Coon .... thanks (as Brenda Coon RN)
Liesl Copland .... thanks
Michael Costigan .... thanks
Lynn Currie .... special thanks
J. Davis .... thanks
Matt Dentler .... thanks
Cindy Duplass .... very special thanks
Katie Duplass .... special thanks
Larry Duplass .... very special thanks
Dan Eggleston .... thanks
Janice Ertz .... thanks
John Ertz .... thanks
Eric Escobar .... thanks
Ryan Fleck .... thanks
Sasha Freedman .... thanks
Steve Gee .... thanks
Philip Grenz .... thanks
Julie Howard .... thanks
Matt Hullum .... special thanks
Julie Kroenke .... special thanks
Dan Mackler .... thanks
Sergeant Matthews .... thanks
Mike Mulry .... special thanks
Talitha Newman .... thanks
Michael O'Keefe .... special thanks
Joseph Paselk .... thanks
Joseph Phillips .... thanks
Kevin Prewitt .... thanks
David Rubin .... thanks
Robin Schorr .... thanks
Jas Shelton .... thanks
Joanne Wiles .... thanks

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Argentina:18 (DVD rating) | USA:R

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[last lines]
Chad:Goodnight, movie girlfriend.
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mumblecore to the Core, 23 August 2008
Author: John DeSando ( from Columbus, Ohio

Baghead starts as if it has a bag over its head with a leaden set up about four not-so-young struggling actors planning a scriptwriting session in the woods. Not hard to tell what might happen in a comedy/thriller/horror indie. But amidst this sophomoric, satirical first reel is a gem of an interview with a director after a film festival screening. You'll know the drill when you see it: inane questions, uninspired answers, but everyone breathless with love of movies.

The invasion of a bagheaded villain creates the necessary horror tension nicely dispersed among the revelers rather than relegated mainly to the ladies. Although the idea of actors writing a horror script and living it out, and directors making fun of the genre is not new, the Duplass brothers create a believable environment that makes the odd occurrences believable themselves even amidst the obvious hokey horror clichés.

It's easy enough to see Blair Witch influences, especially the "found" nature of the footage; its ultra-low budget, seemingly improvised script, jerky cameras, and little-known actors put it square within the "mumblecore" frame of reference (The Duplass brothers are prominent members of the movement). Baghead has more importance as part of that early twenty-first century movement than the film would attest on its own.

Be prepared to laugh a bit, scream a little, and wonder a whole lot at the dedication of talented filmmakers who could put bags over their heads for all the difference it would make to the general audience. They are the real pioneers of new cinema.

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