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Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 8 June 2007 (USA)
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A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.

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Larry Blamire

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Larry Blamire
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Roebuck ... Amos
Susan McConnell Susan McConnell ... Sarah
Fay Masterson ... Dr. Sheila Bexter
Andrew Parks ... Dr. Philip Latham
H.M. Wynant ... Dr. Applethorpe
Brian Howe ... Big Dan Frater
Dan Conroy ... Dutch "The Swede" Annacrombie
Alison Martin ... Millie Healey
Trish Geiger ... Mary Latham
Jennifer Blaire ... Droxy Chappelle
Larry Blamire ... Nick Vassidine
Dick Miller ... Eddie
Robert Deveau Robert Deveau ... Chief Bartnett
Betty Garrett ... Mrs. Cuttle
James Karen ... Reverend Beaks
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A small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over collides with a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine and things go horribly horribly wrong.

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Who can sleep with brows on the prowl?

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'Invasion des Fronts Hurlants See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Rangeland Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Mrs. Cuttle: [shaking a carrot] Smells like burning toothpaste.
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Trail of the Screaming Forehead
Words and Music by Larry Blamire
Arranged, Orchestrated & Conducted by Christopher Caliendo
Performed by The Manhattan Transfer
Recorded at TGV Studios and The Greene Room
Remix Engineer Les Brockmann
Also sung a cappella by Jennifer Blaire (uncredited)
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Very odd
23 July 2013 | by adriangrSee all my reviews

Trail of the Screaming Forehead is (I think) the 4th movie from the mind of Larry Blamire, and it's subject matter is the most eccentric yet. Basically it apes the B movies from the 1950's yet again, with the Blamire twist of more than one strand of plot happening at the same time. So this time we see a female scientist tampering with nature - she's trying to prove that human intelligence is housed in the forehead not the brain, while at the same time, as fate would have it, alien foreheads from another galaxy are invading and taking over the minds and bodies of unsuspecting humans!

The familiar cast from previous movies all return again, and not only that, they come back in this movie (See what I did there?). By now you'll have your favourites, for me it's Alison Martin, who is absolutely hysterical once again this time as the loopy librarian, and Jennifer Blaire, who again looks amazing, plus she's a very good actress and singer so I am surprised she's not seen more often. But all of the cast are great and play everything to perfection.

If anything lets the film down it's the plot, which hinges on anything associated with the forehead, so unless you find this concept funny in it's purest abstract form, you might find parts of the film bewildering. I mean, there's only so much laughter that can be extracted from the subject of foreheads! But they make a very brave attempt. There's also a slight shift in the parody aspect, as there are no more bad special effects, these have all been replaced by adequate special effects, so the humour comes from the script which is littered with just as many of the trademark stilted funny lines as before, in fact this time it feels like EVERY line of dialogue has something silly planted in it, so there's much fun to be had just by listening. I'm amazed that the cast manage to say some of them without getting them wrong.

If you've seen the Lost Skeleton movies and would like more, then this delivers, but for newcomers to this niche genre, I wouldn't start with Screaming Forehead, as it's just too plain odd to grab you as quickly as the previous three Blamire epics. Worth seeing though.


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