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Header (2006)

Jake Suffian , Elliot V. Kotek , Archibald Flancranstin  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jake Suffian, Elliot V. Kotek, Dick Mullaney
  • Directors: Archibald Flancranstin
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Synapse Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,612 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Header" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

From the mind of horror author Edward Lee, comes this horrifying tale of grueling revenge
and backwoods terror! Stewart Cummings
(Jake Suffian), a government agent playing both sides of the law, finds himself in the nightmarish crossfire of a bloody family
vendetta. Forced to delve deep into a series of gruesome murders, Cummings encounters the most twisted method of revenge
ever conceived by man: the header.
What s a header? Only redneck Travis Tuckton
(Elliot V. Kotek) and his evil grandpappy
knows for sure... and once YOU learn the shocking answer, you may never be the same. Get ready for the acclaimed horror film that may be the ultimate in violence and gore! HEADER is a film of unrelenting, twisted terror !

SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) Transfer - English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Interview Featurettes with Cast and Crew - Original Promotional Trailers

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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So what exactly is a "header"? July 23, 2009
Ah, I can't tell you what a header is, because if you're interested in this film, you'll have to see yourself. But when you find out, guaranteed you will be repulsed, BIG time. If not, then please seek help.

We have a Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms agent who is working both sides of the law because his wife is sick & her prescriptions cost WAY too much. So of course, because he loves her, Agent Cummings does what he has to do to get by.

We have a man who just got out of jail, & heads on back to live with his legless grandpappy, who makes shoes, and there he finds out what a header is. The most I can tell you is it's "The worst thing someone can do to somebody". At least that's how grandpappy describes it. It's a form of revenge, although how it was determined to be a viable revenge method is beyond me.

Of course, as the films goes on, folks begin to cross paths & greed kicks in and there's lots of header action going on too, so things get rather ugly & there's an ending that's completely unexpected. Kind of "when in Rome, do as the Romans". Ick.

Reminds me a bit of 70's flicks, maybe grindhouse type stuff, with lots of hillbillies & gore & uh, well, sex, I guess you could say, so if you enjoy this type of stuff then you'll probably like it. Probably not recommended for fans of the mainstream, though. 4 out of 5.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one SICK flick!!! December 8, 2009
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After seeing a horror flick like this, I now know that this will be brought up time and time again when talking about a messed-up film. I've seen many horror flicks way more gorier than this one, but the story that this flick is about rates up there high on the SICK-O-METER!!! On some parts in this film, I felt like I was committing a crime simply because I was watching it haha. What else is next?....seriously! I can definitely see this become a cult classic. I know folks throw those two words around a lot, but I mean it! With what this story is about, the amount of gore depicted in this flick, matches evenly. Even a gorehound like me knows when to be smart on how much gore needs to be thrown around. It all depends on what the story is about. 'Header', in my opinion, is definitely a video nasty!
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EDWARD LEE MASTER OF HARDCORE HORROR July 14, 2009
Edward Lee has long been my favorite author and this movie proves why! King is a puss comparatively!no one had the balls to even touch this movie and i know the punks will come out of the woodworks to challenge me i dont care you will all be taken to task by me! this is the most true to source film i have seen in a very long time! Everyone involved with this film deserves NOTHING but respect!It is obviously a labor of love for all involved and from the sound design to the actors to the gore it is TOP NOTCH! This is not for everyone nor should it be. If you dont like gore if you dont like objectionable/offensive subject matter this will not be for you.Leave now. For those of you who are still reading if you love and are familliar with the small press work of ED LEE this is what you(and I) have been waiting for!I will not give away the story i will say that i am not disappointed at all!All of my expectations were met and exceeded!Rob Zombie wishes he could do this, but he cant and never will!Fulci would be proud!If you dont know who FULCI is do some research and learn what real HORROR is you arent ready for this! I would simply offer my thanks and utmost respect to all involved! I SAY THANK YOU FOR SHOWING PEOPLE HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!!!!!!!!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great, but not bad! June 19, 2014
WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! Despite the horrific premise of the "header", this is a halfway-decent crime-drama, featuring a DEA agent who is slowly descending into madness! In trying to support his girlfriend's medical needs, the agent works both sides of the law, ever-looking for the big score. The "header" kills are really only a sideline of the main story, whereby the DEA agent develops an interest in trying to find the killer, ultimately becoming one himself. The "header" is graphically portrayed in this film; in essence, one cuts a large hole in top of victim's head, a vertical opening is sliced in the brain with a knife, and then sexual penetration takes place. Not one for the kids or a date night; still, it is worth a quick watch for those of us who just have to see what all the fuss is about!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Foxy Grandpa May 19, 2014
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Wow! Grandpa steals the show! A header! Would love to read the book! Main lady very fesch! So sweet, so raw!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What's a Header? March 11, 2014
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Set in the backwoods, this tale of extreme violence follows an ATF agent on the take. Watch it and find out what a header is!
The acting is sub par, and this is a low budget movie, but is has a certain charm, I really enjoyed it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "an eye for a eye head for a head" July 18, 2010
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Man what can I say.....I LOVE horror films mostly b movies this film takes the cake on sico type horror!!! It is a great film but you are let sitting there saying wtf and why did I watch this lol...Buy this movie you will love it!!!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grindhouse filmmaking at its best July 16, 2009
This movie rocked. It's EXACTLY like the book. Low budget, hardcore and horrific. IT'S NOT the typical crap slasher horror or torture horror the kids are accustomed to these days. Instead this pays tribute to the grindhouse horror flicks I grew up on. Header is now one of my favorites. Just wait. this thing is going to be a classic someday. I totally recommend buying this movie if you're into seeing some twisted sexual violence sprinkled throughout one hell of a plot line. It's like Deliverance meets CSI. It's like an unrated Russ Meyer's movie but instead of breasts, you get Headers. This is what Midnight movies were all about. Thank God someone had the balls to make the best Edward Lee story into a movie. So many adaptations suck, but this one stayed true to the source.

Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Just as horrifying as expected
Published 29 days ago by Allen Essary
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie delivered GORE!!!
I knew what I was getting into with this movie, being a long time Edward Lee fan. It was like stepping into the book itself, and I understand the authors glee with his vision... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Cari Lejeune
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth watching
It was a stupid B movie with a horrible plot and really bad acting. The story is disturbing but all around the movie was really bad.
Published on May 14, 2012 by Biggie1
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your time
Horrible. Words cannot describe how badly this film was made. I am usually pretty lenient with horror films, but this was beyond disgusting. Read more
Published on January 8, 2012 by Hello
4.0 out of 5 stars A nasty flick that will get inside your head
What is a Header? Well, it ain't no soccer move.

Synapse Films proudly presents Header, a 2009 horror story adapted from Edward Lee's novella. Read more
Published on November 22, 2010 by C. Christopher Blackshere
1.0 out of 5 stars Trust me. Take a pass on this one.
Horror fans. Trust me. This is the worst I've seen in a while. Acting is at a Grade School level. As a previous reviewer mentioned, the goal of this failure is to answer the... Read more
Published on February 20, 2010 by M. Guilbault
2.0 out of 5 stars Not up to Snuff
Read a lot of hype about this movie. Kudos, to all the reviewers that kept a Header a secret although it doesn't take much a imagination to know what it is. Read more
Published on August 17, 2009 by MindGrinder
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great movie
Great movie. Grandpappy is hilarious, a great horror character.

I didn't find it especially gory, but the subject matter is indeed sick. Read more
Published on August 16, 2009 by Nigel Waspfinger
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Gay Horror? What's good? What's a good idea for something to come?
It's a dubious category you have proposed because so much Horror deals with subversion of family/gender/male-female dynamics and sexual tensions. Thus Horror is Queer (in the politicised sense of the word) altho' the fanboys might not be happy about it... interesting that recent viewer surveys... Read More
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