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HEADING HOME
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Reviewed by: Ammon Gilbert

Directed by: Jane Rose

Starring:
Ean Sheehy
Jenny Mundy-Castle
Chuck Bunting

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
A mad scientists' wife gets suspicious about the experiments on dead animals and other such things her husband is working on in attempts to create eternal life. Telling her woes to the local Butcher, the wife and butcher take it in their own hands to stop him... with re-animated results.
Is it good movie?

Watching this short little flick reminded me of my days screening films for the Humboldt International Film Festival when I was in college. We'd sit and watch all the entries and decide which ones were good enough to be viewed by the audiences and judges, and which ones were canned and never seen by anyone. I'm happy to report that HEADING HOME would definitely have made the cut.

The film wasn't visually stimulating, and the story wasn't immensely engaging, but what drew me in was the 'severed head vision' that cut in and out of the storyline- I had to keep watching to know what it was and what was going on. And with a running time of just over 10 minutes, I didn't have to wait long. The acting wasn't anything of note, but the effects and the kick-in-the-pants 'shock' ending were great and made the whole thing worth while.

Since it was shot, cut, adapted (from a story by Ramsey Campbell) and directed by Jane Rose, it's safe to say that this was her baby- and considering that it's such a low production, methinks Rose could do some really great things with a studio gig. Props to her for creating something that, while nothing new to the genre, was entertaining and relished in the macabre.

Video / Audio
Video looked good in it's full screen format.

Audio was what you'd expect.

The Extras
N/A
Last Call
If you're a fan of the macabre, H.P Lovecraft and tales along the same wavelength as RE-ANIMATOR, then this little film is for you.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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