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While the Duplass Brothers were shooting their last feature film "The Puffy Chair," a crew member raised the question "what's the scariest thing you can think of?" Someone immediately said "a guy with a bag on his head staring into your window." Some agreed, but some thought it was downright ridiculous and, if anything, funny (but definitely not scary). Thus, "Baghead" was born, an attempt to take the absurdly low-concept idea of a "guy with a bag on his head" and make a funny, truthful, endearing film that, maybe, just maybe, was a little… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The truth eventually comes out, as it must, and it's not exactly a stunner."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"The coda, even if it doesn't wholly work, should have some sobering lessons for would-be filmmakers who see this. Kids, try this at home."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Something [that] is both impressive and thrifty is Jay and Mark Duplass' Baghead, unquestionably the most inventive horror film in years -- one that puts character first and genre expectations last."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"The Duplass brothers waste a perfectly good porno premise by getting meta on our asses"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"An extended navel gaze."
‑ Keith Uhlich, UGO
"A refreshingly brisk and modest salvo from the American independent film front, proving there's still interesting life in the scruffy, shot-on-video genre."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"he brothers Duplass have a knack for the to-and-fro of modern relationships. Their horror sense is less acute, but at least they understand that when the budget is low, it's best to keep the villain in the shadows."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
" intriguing premise that's employed to predictably subdued effect by the Duplass brothers..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"That documentary-like naturalism might be a bit much for some viewers, but Baghead is still an intriguing film, as the Duplass brothers construct genuine suspense while toying with their audience's expectations."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A wildly funny parody of low-budget horror cinema."
‑ David D'Arcy, Screen International
"Baghead is at its best when it captures the subtleties of romantic machinations, macho power plays and the indignity of women aging in Hollywood."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Too bad the characters are so rote. The women are almost nonentities, and the bond between the men borders on the maudlin. The actors are often better than their lines."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"There are some humorous and touching moments in Baghead, but the actors lack the finesse needed to make us really feel for their characters."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Baghead delivers more scares with its paper masked stalker than Jason and Michael Myers combined in their respective reboots."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"The plot is tired, the actors are not much good, the situation is way too familiar, there is no humor or fright in sight."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
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