Mumblecore slasher horror movie. Except that it isn't. It does play with the tropes of horror movies and funnily enough because the characters are portrayed in a naturalistic way the horror bits are quite effective (because they're not behaving like horror film characters). Ultimately it's about relationships and friendship. I liked it a lot!
There aren't plenty low budget horrors/slashers nowadays, probably for a reason... This probably doesn't even qualify as a slasher - it's a "runner" - a group running around a cabin in the forest. The beginning is promising, the dynamics between the main characters are developing. Unfortunately, this film doesn't progress much further than that. The last 10 or 15 minutes after the "reveal" are rather pointless.
Pequeña y divertida joyita, logró sacarme un par de sustos y otro par de risas. Un buen ejemplo de cine de bajo presupuesto que logra mantener una buena historia y cerrar de manera correcta. Más Duplass por favor.
Just when you think the Mumblecore movement cannot get any more pretentious, precious and oh so ponderous, along comes a new cinematic low. This barely qualifies as a film, feels more like a badly thought out school play. The slasher/horror pictures this hipster trash is trying to comment on and
subvert are much better and more clever than this
refuse. A pitiful excuse for a film and insulting to a paying audience.
Ok, wow, I really thought this would be just another fun-low-budget horror film, and it took me by surprise, the characters feel so improvised (a fact that's actually not so subtlely hinted at the opening scene of the movie) and the style is so genuine, I really got dragged by the movie.
Baghead not only makes a funny comment on artsy-low-budget cinema, it also serves as a tribute to old classic films like Evil Dead.