Baghead (2023) Movie Review – Fun and fast-paced supernatural scare fest

Jump scares and macabre atmosphere abound in this fun horror film

There will be obvious comparisons to the Australian sleeper hit from 2023, Talk to Me, with Alberto Corredor’s new horror chiller Baghead, but it certainly isn’t a cheap rip-off, as it stands firmly on its own two feet. However, if you enjoyed that film, you are almost certain to get a lot out of this one as well.

So, the story goes like this: Iris (Freya Allan) is a young woman who inherits a run-down pub from her estranged father played by a superb Peter Mullan. But it appears to be too good to be true, as there is a shape-shifting creature in the basement. Of course there is, it’s a horror film. This demon is known by the name of Baghead, and it gives people the opportunity to summon a dead loved one. 

It’s so fast-paced that you’ll reach the end credits wanting more, and if this is a hit, which it probably will be, don’t be surprised if Baghead 2 arrives in cinemas before too long. There is definitely more to explore with the mythology. The cast is relatively small in this film and the locations are limited to interior locations, but this really works to make it feel like a claustrophobic fright fest.

There are some good jump scares and interesting commentary on experiencing loss, especially when things are left unsaid when someone passes on, leading to some interesting situations involving the mysterious character of Neil, who turns up willing to pay over the odds to speak to his deceased wife. If you like supernatural horror films, this is a must-watch.


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  • Verdict - 8/10

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