Terror strikes the sleepy suburb of Longhead Bay when creeping alien foreheads begin attaching themselves to local townspeople and seizing their very souls - launching a vast invasion from Outer Space!
By a 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 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 while the entire town is being taken over by sinister brow-like nightmares in a terrifying cataclysm of Corpses and Chaos!
Once again, Larry Blamire and his fabulous stock company of actors have brought forth a loving, spot-on parody of a classic American genre, presented in blazing colour and the miracle of CraniaScope, and featuring genuine stop-motion animation plus cameos by some beloved sci-fi icons. You don't need to be the smartest man in town to know this is a must-have!
Available to DVD for the very first time!
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Aesthetically and thematically, director Larry Blamire's outrageous camp-fest Trail of the Screaming Forehead resuscitates and satirizes bottom-of-the-barrel 1950s sci-fi movies such as X the Unknown and The Creeping Terror. Blamire's tale revolves around the scientific discovery that foreheads (and not brains) house human intelligence. In a misguided attempt to prove this axiom, scientist Dr. Sheila Bexter (Fay Masterson) injects a serum called "Foreheadazine" into the cranium of her colleague, Dr. Phillip Latham (Andrew Parks) - whose head rapidly balloons to the size of a watermelon. Meanwhile, a spaceship packed with "furrowed brows" crash-lands on Earth, and the brows promptly attach themselves to every human in sight. To complicate matters, dozens of locals also get wind of the scientists' project and decide to investigate; before long, the entire seaside community is swarming with addicts of the Foreheadazine drug, a problem that doubles in size when two liquor-happy sailors arrive in town with a boatload of frozen human bodies. Blamire re-creates the visual look of '50s sci-fi films such as The Blob by shooting in shockingly bright rotogravure colors - a photographic process he dubbed "Crainioscope." Stop-motion demigod Ray Harryhausen -- who reportedly inspired this work thanks to such classics as Jason and the Argonauts and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad -- is listed as "presenter," and his influence can be seen via the special effects of the ballooning heads. ...Trail of the Screaming Forehead ( Trail Of The Screaming Forehead: Director's Cut )