"Header (2006)" Review

Synopsis: While trying to provide for his ailing girlfriend, crooked ATF agent Stewart (Jake Suffian) becomes enmeshed in a nightmarish string of grisly murders involving deranged rednecks, deviant sex and the most disturbing act of vengeance ever imagined: the header.

Review: Hey Boy! Do you wanna know what a "header" is? Well in this review you will not find out what a "header" is! Now at this time I can't compare this film with the book in which it was adapted from ,but if the books as twisted as the film I will be searching out for the book very soon. This is one of those films I heard alot of buzz over from various horror fans ,but I never really got to check it out until now and for me this film did live up to the hype and even surpassed it. Now I must warn you that going into this film you must be prepared for some fucked up acts of depravity that may taint your mind. When it comes to the story it's not really that complex ,but there is more to it than just being about 2 backwoods hillbillies who kidnap women and do depraved acts on them, there is actually an interesting story that you follow throughout about a ATF agent who struggles to take care of his ill wife and he has to become a "bad cop" in order to pay for her medicine. The acting can be pretty over the top and times ,but does go well with the overall feel of the film especially after you find out what a "header" is. The gore effects are done well also but for the most part not all the gore is fully on screen while it is happening. I would easily rank this up there with the likes of "Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door" when it comes to how fucked up the story is. Overall this is a great film that I would highly recommend to gore hounds and people who are just looking for a good old fashioned fucked up horror film!

-Daniel Damnation

Director: Archibald Flancranstin
DVD Release Year: 2009
Theatrical Release Year: 2006
Time Length: 89 mins.
Company: Synapse Films