Skull Heads (2009): Movie Review

SHGuest blogger Ted Brown writes:

Skull Heads
Plot: For generations, the strange, inbred Arkoff family has lived in their creepy Italian castle undisturbed by the outside world.
Until one night when their sanctuary is invaded by a trio of treacherous art thieves and the Arkoffs must fight for their lives, aided only by the ancient protectors of the castle. The deadly Skullheads !

Review: Skull Heads much like Demonic Toys 2 is a nice reminder of my horror roots, and also a reminder of some of the best years of my life growing up. I remember every weekend running to the local video store and renting as many Horror movies as I could possibly watch over the span of two days. When I got this film in the mail it gave me the same feeling I got as a child when I would stumble upon a possible hidden gem that I had not had the pleasure of viewing before.

Skull Heads truly felt like the Full Moon I remember growing up with, this time around the special effects while still low budget as always, were at least done properly for what they had to work with, CG is used but only when truly needed and the cheesiness only adds to the retro feeling of Skull Heads. If you were a fan of the Puppet Master series the chances of you enjoying this movie are very high. Once again if you are more into mainstream horror and big budget affairs I would not bother with this film you will only find it subpar to your standards.

I loved this film and I had a great time watching it, Is it the greatest thing since sliced bread ? Far from it but if you find yourself bored on a dark stormy night, Toss a bag of popcorn into the old microwave and queue up Skull Heads for a night of fun, campy, cheesy horror that’s sure to leave your inner 80’s/90’s child satisfied.

On behalf of The Liberal Dead I give “Skull Heads” a 5.5 / 10 and a thumbs up for some awesome retro fun. If you like such titles as Ghoulies and Puppet Master this is a win-win situation.

Ted “Ritualistic” Brown has been a horror fan since childhood. His favorite era of horror is the 50’s/60’s. He is currently a writer for and a culinary arts student.