D: Charles Band
C: Adam Noble Roberts, Maria Olsen, Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Michelle Bauer, Denice Duff, Jacqueline Lovell, Darcy DeMoss, Jessica Morris, Stuart Gordon, David DeCoteau, Robin Sydney, Amy Paffrath, Kristine DeBell, Carel Struycken, Irena Murphy, Gregory Niebel
Plot Synopsis: An obsessed fan and his mother kidnap former 'scream queens' and force them to reenact their famous film roles...with deadly results.
Episode One: This opening segment of Trophy Heads helps to establish the overall premise. Nothing more, nothing less.
Episode Two: This episode reunites veteran scream queens Brinke Stevens and Quiggs (as in Linnea Quigley). However, this reunion is short lived as Stevens is forced to run for her life in a two piece outfit reminiscent of the one she wore in Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity.
With this installment, I felt like nothing was fully thought out or properly developed. The fact that Stevens is in a two piece outfit similar to the one she wore in Slave Girls is never fully exploited. And her confrontation with this obsessed fan, is treated as more of an after thought. The suspense of this whole scenario never becomes real and they never toy around enough with how the events in this movie are supposed to mirror those in Slave Girls.
This is one of those rare times where the material itself warranted a longer running time.
Episode Three: Up next, on the chopping block, is Quiggs or Sister Quigley as she likes to call herself. I liked the idea, that in this segment, Sister Quigley refuses to go along with the torturous games of her captives and tells them that she would rather die. All while praying to the lord, because after all Linnea Quigley is now Sister Quigley.
Also, going on (at the same time), is an audition in which Denice Duff is auditioning to play a hot 30 something mom. There's some fun little jabs at the whole process, but stealing the show is director Stuart Gordon. He's an absolute hoot playing this ridiculously over the top director who even falls asleep while auditioning actresses.
While it still feels like a bit too much has been crammed into the span of just 20 minutes, the series is starting to find its footing. This is a step in the right direction.
And make sure to stay tuned for reviews of Episodes Four - Six which are set to premiere over the next three consecutive weeks.
Also, for the next two days, Full Moon Streaming is offering a one week trail which includes access to Trophy Heads as well. For more info, make sure to check out my article I wrote for Indiebration by clicking HERE.
[Not Rated] Each episode runs about 20 mins.
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