Three experienced thieves bite off more than they can chew in Paul Solet’s (Grace, Dark Summer) new crime film/survival horror Bullet Head. There’s something especially terrifying about facing off against an angry animal. You can’t reason with them. You can’t appeal to their conscience. We’re hard-wired to experience visceral terror at the sound of a low, angry growl. And it seems that Bullet Head is perfectly designed to tap into those fears.
The trailer reveals one hell of a wild premise — check it out above.
Three career criminals flee to an abandoned warehouse after pulling off the heist of a lifetime. Not only do they have to deal with the police slowly closing in on them, but they also discover a threat far more dangerous. They’ve stumbled into the territory of a guard dog who takes his work very seriously. And he is NOT happy to see them.
John Squires at Bloody Disgusting described Bullet Head as “Cujo meets Reservoir Dogs”. You couldn’t come up with a more apt description based on this trailer. But Donna and Tad Trenton at least had a car in between them and their tormentor. The three criminals (played by Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Academy Award Nominee John Malkovich, and Rory Culkin) have no such luxury. So, when all hell breaks loose, they must rely solely on their wits and cardio fitness in order to survive. Antonio Banderas rounds out the all-star cast.
Flashbacks pad the nail-biting action sequences and provide each character’s motivation for joining this desperate conspiracy. And, judging by the trailer, we can expect a redemptive romantic sub-plot, a sympathetic sob story about a sick young relative, and some social commentary on the very real tragedy of drug addiction. Whatever, man – I’ll be there for the dog.
Bullet Head will release theatrically on December 8th and make its way to Blu-ray/DVD on January 9th, 2018.