Directed by: Jay and Mark Duplass, 2008
Cast: Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis, Greta Gerwig, and Elise Muller
Runtime: 84 Minutes
Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.
Directors and brothers, Jay and Mark Duplass, were asking each other and some friends what the scariest thing they could think of was. Someone said “a man with a paper bag over his head following you.” The group laughed at first but one of them awoke from a nightmare of that exact scenario. That’s what’s great about this movie; the concept is just so ridiculous until you actually become a part of the situation. Baghead features four thirty-something friends who go to a secluded cabin one night in order to write a film. Instead, they get distracted with jokes, alcohol, and various cases of flirting. One of the women tells of a nightmare she had of a man with a bag over his head outside of her room. Soon, this becomes real and our friends are left to fend off against the mysterious baghead in the middle of the woods.