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Scalps (1983)

 -  Horror  -  December 1983 (USA)
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Silly group of college science students go an dig around in an indian burial ground for artifacts. Unfortunately, one of them becomes possessed by the evil spirit of Black Claw so he must ... See full summary »

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D.J. (as Jo Ann Robinson)
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Randy / Black Claw
Roger Maycock ...
Kershaw Ellerbe
Frank McDonald ...
Ben Murphy
Carol Sue Flockhart ...
Louise Landon
Barbara Magnusson ...
Ellen Corman
Kirk Alyn ...
Professor Machen
Carroll Borland ...
Dr. Sharon Reynolds
Cynthia Hartline ...
Ann
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Professor Trentwood
George Randall ...
Billy Ironwing
Jay Walker ...
Kyle Dunne
Frank Scott ...
Prospector
Pepi ...
Little Kid
Romeo Rodriguis ...
Cashier
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Silly group of college science students go an dig around in an indian burial ground for artifacts. Unfortunately, one of them becomes possessed by the evil spirit of Black Claw so he must therefore slaughter all of his friends. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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They came out of the grave... to get REVENGE!

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Der Fluch des blutigen Schatzes  »

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The film was shot on a ranch which is now owned by Alice Cooper See more »

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A blood tube can be seen briefly on the back of the knife during the scalping scene. See more »

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Next summer watch for SCALPS II: THE RETURN OF D.J. See more »

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References This Island Earth (1955) See more »

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We want the promised sequel!
18 April 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

A group of college archaeologist students travel into the California desert to dig up Native American artifacts. Despite the warnings of town drunk Billy Ironwing, the group trespasses into a burial ground and accidentally unleashes the spirit of Indian shaman Black Claw, who possesses one of them and begins killing. I've had this Fred Olen Ray horror flick for over a decade, but never watched it until last night. It is certainly limited, but good fun thanks to some gory special effects (including a scalping that rivals MANIAC) and some goofy stuff (why is the shaman shown wearing jeans in the early bits). Fred certainly got better technically over time, but this still proves to be better than the stuff he is cranking out now (those horrible BIKINI T&A movies). The final credit promises a SCALPS II: THE RETURN OF D.J., but we never got it. C'mon, Fred, don't let us down! We need that before you stop making films.


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