Head Count

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Head Count doesn't wrack up enough punchy scares to be an unqualified success as a horror outing, but an engaging cast and textured characters make it a refreshing genre exercise with something on its mind.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Justin LoweHollywood Reporter
    Favoring psychological chills over blood-soaked mayhem, Callahan's impressively crafted debut nods to recent horror classics while displaying an eminently distinctive vision of its own.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Once the Hisje begins working its way through these kids - needing to take five souls before it can be satisfied - "Head Count" becomes a solidly made, often quite scary horror picture.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Dennis HarveyVariety
    It's an admirably disciplined film with committed performances by actors playing characters more complicated than the usual horror casualty list.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    Head Count is a fun horror movie that reveals the potential duplicity and capacity for evil in all of us, a light-hearted genre romp destined to please those amongst us with a soft spot for low-budget indie horror filmmaking.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Emma WolfeSpookyAstronauts
    A unique and dynamic psychological horror movie... I am excited to see what's next from [writer and director Elle Callahan].
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ryan LarsonGhastly Grinning
    All that said, Head Count is an impressive debut. Elle Callahan has crafted a minimalist, modern age ghost story that should be told in hushed whispers around the campfire.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Emilie BlackCinema Crazed
    Here the atmosphere works, the majority of the characters work well with each other and with the story, the story is fairly simple thus easy to follow, and the tension builds up until the reveal.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Brian CostelloCommon Sense Media
    Suspenseful horror movie has a lot of profanity, drinking.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    More concerned with tone and upending expecations than in doing anything scary.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark H. HarrisBlack Horror Movies
    The longer you stick with Head Count, the more you become immersed in what should be remembered as one of the best horror movies of 2019.
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