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Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Presented by Ray Harryhausen
Directed by Larry Blamire
Cast: Brian Howe, Fay Masterson, Dan Conroy, Dick Miller, Daniel Roebuck, James Karen, Kevin McCarthy
Stop-motion animation by the Chiodo (Killer Klowns from Outer Space) Brothers
Featuring an Award-winning, mind-expanding, song from Manhattan Transfer!!!
USA, 2007, 88 minutes

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJIWeiuSge8

Friday, August 10 - 7:00pm at Roxie Film Center

Tuesday, August 14 - 7:15pm at Roxie Film Center


Shot in the new cinematic miracle of CRANIASCOPE!

Terror strikes Longhead Bay when Creeping Alien Foreheads begin attaching themselves to local townspeople and seizing their very souls - launching a vast invasion from Space in Trail of the Screaming Forehead!!!

Ray Harryhausen presents a brow-in-cheek homage to '50's creature features from the director of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. After a meteor crashes down on the idyllic town of Longhead Bay, the townspeople become possessed by wriggling alien foreheads. It's up to sailors Big Dan Frater and Dutch "the Swede" Annacrombie to save the earth from forehead domination.
- Seattle International Film Festival

By remarkable coincidence, sexy, arrogant scientist, Sheila Bexter begins testing her theory that the forehead - not the brain - is the seat of all human knowledge. She formulates a human extract - Foreheadazine - and convinces gullible colleague, Dr. Phillip Latham that - with enough Foreheadazine - he can become the most brilliant scientist in the world! Catastrophe reigns when the ill-fated experiment goes horribly, horribly wrong - meanwhile, the entire town is being taken over by sinister, crawling brow-like alien nightmares in a terrifying cataclysm of Corpses and Choas!

After camping it up in The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, B-movie (or is it Z-movie?) revivalist Larry Blamire is back with Trail of the Screaming Forehead, which outdoes its predecessor in ambition and technique, not to mention sheer frontal lobage.
- Variety

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