I just finished watching the first three episodes of Charles Band’s new series, Trophy Heads, and I am elated. Full Moon Features has been entertaining me for decades with exactly the same type of film that our protagonist, Max, is obsessed with in this fun and creepy new web series from Full Moon Streaming. What a great surprise to see that so much thought and care went into creating this horrifying, episodic, treasure. The eerie setting coupled with the dysfunctional mother and son relationship, as well as the inside jokes and dark humor strike the perfect tone. I couldn’t have imagined anything better.
The story revolves around Max, who lives in his mother’s basement and is despondent that the glory days of vhs b-movies is fading, along with it’s beautiful starlets and scream queens. Max, aided by his snaggle-toothed mother, who would do anything for her baby boy, sets out to create an ongoing performance piece that involves kidnapping the likes of Brinke Stevens, Linnea Quigley, and Michelle Bauer. As the title suggests, heads do roll.
What I was pleased to see is that the countless cameos by the likes of Stuart Gordon, David DeCoteau, and other notables, not only serve as a humorous point of reference for fans of these genre films, but are genuinely entertaining and fun. I have nothing but good things to say about lead actors Adam Noble Roberts and Maria Olsen as well, who are both believable and menacing. Trophy Heads, produced and directed by Charles Band, really has it all. I can’t wait for it to come out on dvd so I can own it and sit in my basement and obsess over every frame of it!! I can only imagine what the next few episodes have in store as the first three left me with an appetite for more of the same. If episodic series like these are the future of Full Moon then I am absolutely on board. Check it out for yourself at Full Moon Streaming.