Written by: Dustin Drover & Justin Propp
Directed by: Dustin Drover & Justin Propp
Starring: Josh Harmon, Andrea Smith, Theodore Koepke, Shaena Friedman, Damion Drover, Ryan Smietanski.
Runtime: 75 minutes
Synopsis: An ancient relic is found at the bottom of a local lake which resurrects the severed head of Robert Gross, aka Swamphead. A group of hapless teens come across the relic and their weekend camping trip becomes a nightmare of blood, feces, and more head than a night in Tijuana. Can they destroy the zombie head or will they die trying?
This is one of those movies that seek you out. By that I mean that it appeals to a select audience, an audience that appreciates what films like this has to offer. From the horribly awesome cover art to the extra cheesy dialogue, Swamphead is reminiscent of the types of movies Troma puts out. If you're a fan of that, then you're in for a treat.
What I like most about Swamphead is the filmmakers approached it knowing full well that the movie wasn't going to be taken seriously, so they had FUN with it. This is apparent through the dialogue and the relaxed aura of the actors. Even Swamphead himself was funny to look at... So cheesy, yet so awesome.
The acting is on par with what you would expect from a lower budget release. What I mean by that is this: Don't expect anybody to be winning any Academy Awards for their acting. Although, I was genuinely surprised by the innocent and honest acting by Josh Harmon. His performance is a highlight in an already decent efforts from the rest of the cast.
There wasn't really anything I didn't like about the movie. No film is without faults, and this one starts of strong, sputters and drags a little until the final sequences. But matched against the overall cheesy fun, the fault is minute.
So, check it out. I'm a big fan of these types of films and Wild Eye scored a winner here.