Directed by: Arthur Cullipher
Starring: Shane Beasley (Killer), Kaden Miller (Skull Kid/Killer as Child), Kelsey Carlisle (Jess), Ellie Church (Betsy)
Country: United States
Genres: Serial Killers, Sexual-Violence against Women, Violence against Men, Torture, Gore-Gruesome, Siblings-Family, Pissing, Necrophilia, Incest, Violence Against Animals, Domestic Abuse, Cannibalism
Plot – Spoilers:
Headless is like an expansion pack of the movie featured on a tape in Found.
The premise in short: a serial killer torments women before gouging and eating their eyes; then decapitates them and fucks their heads, before retreating to a cage to sleep in. He seems unwilling to stalk fresh victims but is goaded into repetition by a skull-kid, whom he created as a companion to escape a childhood of abuse at the hands of his mother and big sister. It’s noteworthy that the killer doesn’t speak through the movie other than in ecstatic groans and grunts while thrusting into his victim’s heads. And it’s the passion that he exudes during these moments that heightens the shock-value.
Headless begins with the trailer of a (not real) 1978 flick called Wolf-Baby and the tone and music attempts to recreate the feel of a ’70s slasher. But in its content, Headless is pure transgressive cinema – it’s not often that you see underage actors actually be a part of gore, like when the killer-child is fed a rabbit head. Not sure if After Effects was used to create such an illusion.
Incidentally, if you’re wondering what Skull Boy looks like under the mask, it’s the same actor who plays the killer as a child.