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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Screw-On Head serves as a loyal agent of President Lincoln and is aided by his own fiercely dedicated manservant in his ongoing battle against the notorious Emperor Zombie and his undead minions. As such, the show plays out as a basic campaign between good and evil, with good trying to outweigh the devious forces of evil.
Violence & Scariness
A fair amount of combat, including guns, knives, fists, explosives, and even giant robots and demons.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A few animated erotic images.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some smoking and drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the title character in this animated sci-fi series is indeed nothing but a head. Leaving aside the fact that it's rather improbable that a mechanical head would prove a successful super spy (this is science fiction, after all), it's more than a little odd to see Screw-On Head in action. The show also dabbles in black magic, vampires, and demons, which might be scary for young children.
Is It Any Good?
This unusual series, based on a comic book by Mike Mignola, is certainly original, but being different doesn't necessarily make it interesting. Mignola is a comic industry star -- his popular title Hellboy was made into the entertaining 2004 film -- and devoted comic fans may make Screw-On Head a cult hit, but others may just find it odd.
Even the basic premise -- that a mechanical head is a super-agent -- works better on paper than on TV. The dialog is witty, and the voice actors make it even better, but the show can be hard to watch. Depending heavily on blacks, greys, and browns, the animation is faithful to Mignola's signature artistic style -- which, while well-suited to a comic book with dark themes, doesn't translate all that well to color television screens.
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