Swamphead (2013)


My friend Joe discovered this Wisconsin-made indie monstrosity at the Cinema Wasteland con.  I couldn’t resist and picked up the autographed (“Get Some Head”) Collector’s Edition DVD from Briarwood Entertainment.   Swamphead (2013) is a funny, potentially offensive, and definitely vulgar hommage to countless floating head films from the 50’s-70’s.  The film has a 80’s vibe to it with characters dressed in rugby jerseys, big glasses and cinematography with numerous  point of view steady cam shots.  It is worth a peak, but don’t invite your grandmother.

The story is simple enough —a diver finds an ancient dagger at the bottom of a midwestern lake.


The relic unleashes the floating pissed-off disconnected head of Robert Gross (aka Swamphead) who seeks out and chews up everything including a dog, a Cabelas deer target, and several stupid teenagers.  The first victim is the diver who proudly displays the dagger on a shelf.  The guys is shredded in a swimming pool by Swamphead.  This prompts a hilarious forensic investigation and floating turd inspection.

Swampies first victim

“….and I don’t want anything falling through the cracks….”

Swamphead_Fecal Discovery

The severed head of Robert Gross goes on a killing rampage. In all of filmdom I can say with certainty that I’ve never seen anything quite like Swamphead.  I love how he shakes with rage and lunges forward like one of the killer lepus in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). Swamphead doesn’t hold back −the movie is right in your face with this incredible prosthetic head that just demolishes flesh.  Rrrrrraaaaarrrrr.

Behold Swamphead

Directors Justin Propp and Dustin Drover have actually fabricated a fairly entertaining movie, probably best viewed after drinking several beers. Hey, I didn’t spot a single suspension wire!  I wish I had seen the morning screening with fans at Cinema Wasteland.  My only complaint would be the reliance on poop humor throughout most of the film.  I’m not a big fan of poop.  However, if you are looking for a film about a ravenous pissed-off head then this is your film.

Plus it has the immortal line:

Damn you Swamphead!

Damn you Swamphead!



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