The Arkoffs aren't very fond of visitors, and when their teenage daughter allows a trio of thieves posing as movie executives into their beautiful Italian villa, she'll understand why! The thieves get more than they bargained for when the home's protective spirits, known as the Skull Heads, are unleashed upon them! While the plot may sound familiar to the PUPPET MASTER and DEMONIC TOYS fans, the production quality behind Charles Band's recent SKULL HEADS takes a leap forward thanks to the medieval European vibe that is created by the Roman villa. The superior sets call back to the Full Moon greats like CASTLE FREAK and SUBSPECIES. Robin Sydney delivers one of her best performances to date, and comes off with an innocent charm that passes her off perfectly as the teenage Naomi. Steve Kramer and Samantha Light also make for an entertaining pair as the elder Arkoffs, with the classic kind of quirky character humor that was found in HIDEOUS! or HEAD OF THE FAMILY. Really, the titular creatures have a minimal impact on the plot, but the combination of puppetry and computerization that brings them to life works well on screen. Although it has been generally overlooked, SKULL HEADS is a worthy addition to Charles Band's signature line of tiny terrors.
Movies like SKULL HEADS:
HEAD OF THE FAMILY, HIDEOUS!, DEMONIC TOYS 2, PUPPET MASTER, BLOOD DOLLS.