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Header (2006)






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Edward Lee's cult classic novella comes to the screen in this shocking tale of revenge and retribution set against the foreboding backwoods of West Virginia. Stewart Cummings (Jake Suffian) is a jaded ATF agent struggling to earn enough money to cover the pricy prescriptions required to keep his sickly girlfriend Kathy from lapsing into ill health. When the cost of Kathy's medications begins to outstrip Stewart's earnings, he begins running narcotics across the county line for a dealer named Dutch just to pay the bills. Meanwhile, country bumpkin ex-con Travis Clyde Tuckton returns home to live with his handicapped grandpap Jake Martin (Dick Mullaney), who has lived alone ever since Travis' mother perished at the hands of a rival family. In their world, families have been feuding for generations, and Jake Martin encourages Travis to seek vengeance for his mother's death. When it comes to revenge, these mountain folks have their own unique method of meting out justice - an unspeakably perverse method that combines sexual gratification with profane desecration. As Stewart's life begins spiraling into an immoral, self-destructive vortex of soul-scarring violence and Travis succumbs to his most primitive instincts, the two men's lives collide with such violent force that it creates a virtual hell on earth.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror
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Written By: Michael E. Kennedy
On DVD: Jun 30, 2009


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In its bravado and its commitment to its own perversity, it throws down a gauntlet at the rest of the genre. Make no mistake, when it comes to sheer shock value, it will be tough for other horror films to trump Header.

Full Review… | July 8, 2009

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For starters, don't watch Header unless you are one of my twisted film fans. Header is pure exploitation fare filled with sexual depravity, brutal violence, and a truly twisted sense of humor. Header concerns a West Virginia ATF agent whose sick girlfriend requires expensive medications to help offset her condition. To pay for her medications, the agent begins to compromise his morals and begins to slowly descend into a dark world of criminality. Simultaneously, a convict gets released from prison and reunites with his backwoods grandfather who has a strong desire for a perverse form of revenge known as a header. I won't give away what it is, although the film does early on. But I will say that it is truly depraved. Header aims for style in various parts, which it never quite achieves, but it is twisted exploitation fare at its finest: a blend of human drama with backwoods horror and completely black sense of humor coalescence into a thoroughly entertaining and brutal piece of trash.

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