Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Ernest Dancy, Raine Brown, Kathryn Merry, Gerard Adimando, Josh Macuga
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Headed to Miami to celebrate winter break, four college students from New Jersey take a detour into the bowels of rural West Virginia. There, the unwitting friends uncover a grotesque legend that stains the fabric of a sle... more »
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Captain Insanity | NY | 11/01/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is about 25 years too late!!!!
It would have been received alot better if it was created during the slasher era.
You've seen this type of movie a thousand times before,
and this one does nothing to add anything new or unique to the genre.
The director has alot of potential too; and it's apparent in the cinematography,
with scares reminiscent of the original Halloween.
BUT it's so slow and boring, that not even they could save me from sleep.
The lack of gore was forgivable but ultimately disappointing.
The acting was so ridiculous at points that it was distracting,
and furthermore the characters didn't have anyhting to say at all,
It didn't even seem like they were the type of people that would hang out together.
They were pretty much type cast.
The B****, The token black guy, Mr. Uptight, & Survivor Girl.
The story was typical; something tragic happened in the past in a sleepy town, and now someone is on a murderous rampage because of it.
The one good thing I CAN say about this flick is...
If you're suffering from insomnia, boy do I have a cure.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
Don't operate heavy machinery or consume alcohol while viewing."
Average low budget slasher flick
Mass Reader | Boston, MA | 10/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Plasterhead is a decent low budget film. It has better scares than most of its peers but suffers a bit from slow pacing. Overall you could do much worse if you are a fan of this type of movie."
Please...Don't waste your time or money....
Vern Yip Fan | Illinois United States | 10/08/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie a few days ago, and it was awful.
Horrible acting, ultra low-budget, with a plot that made no sense.
I fell asleep, it was so boring.
Save your money and your time."
Decent (Low Budget) Homage to the Slasher-Genre
Eddie Quist | The Colony | 03/26/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Plasterhead" is unique in it's ability to pay homage to the great slasher fims of the 1980's. A lot of the (who done it) murderer flicks of the last decade or so, seem to insist on placing an ordinary coed or long lost relative as the serial killer by the end of the story. This is okay from time to time, but what I really miss from the genre, are the truly frightening villains of days gone by (A.K.A. Jason, Freddy, Michael and Leatherface)...
"Plasterhead" provides us with a new revisioning of this, through the birth of "Ray Williams" (A.K.A. Plasterhead). A man tortured and disfigured, before being left for dead by the townsfolk of Rolling Glen some years ago. Enter the horror movie standard "Dumb Teenagers" on a roadtrip to Florida, who must stop in the small West Virginia town to unravel the mystery of a discarded purse, and you have the makings of a slasher flick for next generation.
Cinematically "Plasterhead" looks outstanding, and director Kevin Higgins certainly has an eye for what "Horror" should look like.
The story has it's merits, and puts an original spin on the "Brooding" villain seeking his revenge concept.
Where the film falters, is in it's young (no name) actors, whom appear quite stiff in front of the camera, and deliver their lines like they're reading a book. Some performances are better then others, with the stand-outs being Ernest Dancy as "David" and Brandon Slagle as "Henry".
Southern accents seem to be an issue for those actors who are playing folks from West Virginia, as their East Coast vocabulary always bleeds through. Another constant problem appears to be the locations, as Plasterhead's house is immaculate and doesn't really fit in with the mystique of his character.
Aside from these issues, "Plasterhead" manages to entertain, especially fans of the 80's slasher genre. The gore in admirable, and the musical score fills the viewer with suspense and dread. Keeping in mind that this is a low budget independent film, "Plasterhead" should be a welcomed addition to any Horror fan's collection."