Road Head (2020)

Three friends — Stephanie (Elizabeth Grullon), Alex (Damian Joseph Quinn) and Bryan(Clayton Farris) — are on a road trip when they run across a cult that likes to take the heads of its victims and always seems to show up when someone is engaging in the vehicular application of phallically obtaining a throat culture.

As Stephanie tries to get over a breakup, she joins Alex and Bryan, who are a couple, on a vacation to Isola Lake, which is now dry. That’s just the first bad thing that happens and things get worse when The Executioner shows up looking like he emerged from an Italian sword and sorcery film.

I don’t want to give too much away, because there were moments in this movie that genuinely surprised me, including the secret society that The Executioner belongs to. It’s not a perfect film — there aren’t too many people to root for — but the moments that work, like Stephanie hallucinating her ex. Not all of it comes together, but the parts that do work pretty well.

Director David Del Rio has acted in several movies, but this is the first that I’ve seen him create. It was written by Justin Xavier, who also wrote another Del Rio-directed movie, Sick for Toys. I’ll be keeping my eyes open to see what they do next.

You can watch this on Amazon Prime.

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