Wednesday, June 29, 2022

#2,776. Trophy Heads (2014) - Full Moon Features


2014’s Trophy Heads is director Charles Band having a little fun with Full Moon’s storied history. A love letter to the various Scream Queens who helped put the studio on the cinematic map, it is an entertaining - and in a way even an endearing - motion picture, the kind of movie that puts a smile on your face from start to finish.

Obsessed fan Max (Adam Noble Roberts) spends his days watching ‘80s and ‘90s horror films, and laments the fact that his favorite Scream Queens are getting older by the day.

So, with the help of his devoted mother (Maria Olsen), Max sets to work kidnapping these actresses, namely Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer, Denise Duff, Jacqueline Lovell, and Darcy DeMoss (all playing themselves), then forcing them to appear in video reenactments of scenes from their most popular movies.

Only this time, the scenes will have a very different ending!

As much a comedy as it is a horror film, Trophy Heads has moments that will make you laugh out loud. When Max finally tracks her down, Linnea Quigley, a born-again Christian, is knocking on doors and asking people if they’ve been “bathed in the blood of Jesus Christ”.

In addition to the Scream Queens reunion, we’re treated to scenes from some of Full Moon’s classic movies, which play on a monitor for each of the actresses to “enjoy” during their incarceration in Max’s basement. Among the titles featured are Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, Creepozoids, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama, and Bloodstone: Subspecies II, which, incidentally, are the very movies the actresses are forced to “reinterpret”, with Max serving as both their co-star and director.

Everyone seemed to be having a great time throughout Trophy Heads, and that went a long way in making it so much fun.
Rating: 8 out of 10

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