Headcheese The Movie (2020)
Directed by Robbie Lopez
Richie Ramone as Richie
Alyssa Paige as Wynnona
Jeff Vaughn as Sherriff Sunny
Chris Stimac as Deputy Eubanks
Doug Todd as McCreepy/McDaniels
Amy Stacy as Tina Eubanks
Richard Montano as Greasy Gary
Zeke Callahan as Ben Ulrich
Adam Fletcher as Deano
Music by: Richie Ramone, Dopesick, Robbie Lopez, Mi Corazon Negro
Okay, I have to be honest here. I started watching this movie and I was truly all geared up to watch it. Then it began and I was sitting there, unable to take my eyes off the screen, completely mesmerized and at the same time thinking to myself, “What the eff am I watching?!”
Then, I’m faced with these horrid little creatures, trolls actually, that look like a cross between Hellboy and Gremlins. Wicked cool looking as they may be, these little monsters cause quite a problem. In all honesty, they were one of my very favorite parts of this movie. They are disgusting and wretched little heathens that make you laugh with their party pranks and practical jokes. They are stars of the film themselves, along with the actual actors and actresses.
What was REALLY mind blowing was actually getting to see Richie Ramone (formerly of The Ramones) star in this film. I have to admit, the whole time I was watching I was kind of repeating here and there “I CANNOT believe that is ACTUALLY Richie Ramone! This is so cool!” in my head.
What I think made me laugh the most (yes this horror film was intended to make you laugh, this particular director has an excellent and very active sense of humor, always down for a laugh) was that I could not stop asking myself, “What the EFF am I watching?!”. There’s this one part where Richie is getting it on with one of the female stars, her character is Wynnona and we’ll get to her in a minute, but this isn’t just any regular sex scene in a horror film. Now, you all know that sex in films doesn’t bother me. I did catch myself thinking, “my God, how long is this sex scene?” because, and I’m being sincere here, it seems like they really took a lot of time and effort putting that scene together and on film.
There’s also this awesome throwback Claymation concert where Richie’s band plays. I loved that. It really did take me back to before there was all this CGI stuff and new technology on special effects and animation. Back when it was simpler, but just as much fun to watch. The guys DO use some CGI in this movie but it’s in a really fun way, like blood spatter.
Richie is awesome. Totally cool as hell, totally comfortable on camera. There’s an excellent chill scene, with some killer music for the soundtrack, where Ramone seems completely genuine, very funny and very down to earth.
The same with Alyssa Paige, who plays Wynnona. She came across as if playing her part were effortless and second nature to her. She’s perfect for the part and a natural on screen.
The soundtrack to the whole film is good as far as music goes. The only thing that I struggled with while watching this film was the sound. It wasn’t always a consistent level, sometimes it would go up to regular volume, sometimes down in volume, as if they were missing the microphone or something.
There is a serious strobe light effect in a scene or two so, if you are prone to seizures or anything like that caused by strobe lights, you might want to look away for that part.
Other than that, I felt like the movie did its job. It entertained me. It made me laugh and I had fun watching it. It wasn’t as good as Texas Death Trippin’ Ax-tended Cut, but it was still good.
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