Plasterhead (2007) is an independent American mystery horror thriller movie that is 94 minutes and was filmed in Blairstown, New Jersey, USA; Franklin, New York, USA and North Haledon, New Jersey, USA. First-time director, producer, and writer Kevin Higgins did not succeed in executing his script. The movie contains nudity, decent kills, gore, violence, minimal suspense, no jump scares, no thrills, and murders.
Plasterhead revolves around a few college students from New Jersey heading to Miami for their winter break vacation. They decided to detour from traffic and took the back roads in rural West Virginia - Cliche? Yes, we have seen this in so many other movies. The college friends saw an abandoned bag in an empty field and decided to pick it up. They saw that it contained medications, money and the name of the owner were also very visible, so they choose to do the right thing and return the bag to the rightful owner. Needless to say, because we all know what happens next, they did not find the owner and did not get the gas they so needed, but they obtained shelter for the night.
The four college students discover the legend of the town Rolling Glen and the legend of Ray Williams, who was a black truck driver from Maine that was brutally beaten by locals. Sheriff Earl Taggart (Gerard Adimando - Bologna & Lettuce (2013), Patrons (2014), Something About Ryan (2009)) did not charge anyone for the beating of Ray. It is still believed fifteen years later that Ray/Plasterhead (Brian Dixon) has survived the attack and roams the area for his meals wearing a plaster mask to cover his deformed face.
Plasterhead is not one of the best horror movies out there, but it is not bad to the point where it is unwatchable either. The pacing of the film during the opening scenes was good, but then the director got lazy by showing us way too long scenes of chit chats. I gave this film a four because the acting was believable, kills were decent, and cinematography was not bad. The storyline was a huge cliche and did not do anything new to wow the audience.
About Plasterhead (2006)
Starring: Brandon Slagle, Ernest Dancy, Kevin Cannon, Drae Williamson, Kathryn Merry, Josh Macuga, Raine Brown, Gerard Adimando, Steph Van Vlack, Artie Brennan, Tom DiNardo, Ronald Thomas, Marci Fine, Brian Dixon
Director: Kevin Higgins