3.6/10
880
45 user 30 critic

Scalps (1983)

R | | Horror | December 1983 (USA)
A group of archeological students venture on Indian land for a dig. Unfortunately, they release an evil spirit who possesses one of them and starts killing the others.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Scalps (1987)
Western | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The commander of a Texan fort in the Civil War refuses to surrender to the Northerners, and tries to buy the local Indian tribe chief's daughter. The sage man refuses, and the Southerners ... See full summary »

Directors: Claudio Fragasso, Bruno Mattei
Stars: Vassili Karis, Mapi Galán, Alberto Farnese
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow
Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow
Curtains (1983)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.

Director: Richard Ciupka
Stars: John Vernon, Samantha Eggar, Linda Thorson
Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

A meteor strikes a houseboat in the swamps near a southern town populated by Yankees with fake accents. The people on the houseboat become zombies who feed on the alligators in the swamp. ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ray Roberts, Linda Lewis
Nightmare (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini
Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke
Biohazard (1985)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Alien monster uses a psychic to try to take over the earth.

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Aldo Ray, Angelique Pettyjohn, William Fair
Blood Rage (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.

Director: John Grissmer
Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Julie Gordon
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

Director: William Asher
Stars: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Paul Jones, Marcia Scott, Ray Starr
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The owner of a slaughterhouse facing foreclosure instructs his obese and mentally disabled son to go on a killing spree against the people who want to buy his property.

Director: Rick Roessler
Stars: Joe B. Barton, Don Barrett, Sherry Leigh
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: George Kennedy, Mike Kellin, Chris Lemmon
Antropophagus (1980)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
D.J. (as Jo Ann Robinson)
...
Roger Maycock ...
Frank McDonald ...
Carol Sue Flockhart ...
Barbara Magnusson ...
...
Professor Machen
Carroll Borland ...
Dr. Sharon Reynolds
Cynthia Hartline ...
Ann
...
Professor Trentwood
George Randall ...
Billy Ironwing
Jay Walker ...
Kyle Dunne
Frank Scott ...
Prospector
Pepi ...
Little Kid
Romeo Rodriguis ...
Cashier
Edit

Storyline

A group of archeological students head out into the desert on a dig for Indian artifacts, a practice which is forbidden both by their college faculty and the locals. Ignoring the warnings of a old Native American man, the group arrive at their destination and begin digging. Unbeknownst to them, their presence has angered an evil spirit, who will not allow the artifacts to ever leave the land. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Fluch des blutigen Schatzes  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

Before one man's decapitation, his head comes off before it's supposed to. See more »

Crazy Credits

Roger the Rat was trained by Jeff Vernon. Roger's hairstyle was by Jan Scott. See more »

Connections

Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Must See Horror
7 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie does have some lighting problems and editing probs, but it is still a great horror movie. Anyone that is a true genre fan should see this movie. It really does have a nice creepy atmosphere and who cares if the make up and effects aren't up to Hollywood standards, this is true 80's horror. The acting is great, the music is great, there is some great gore scenes and a very convincing rape scene. I dont know why this movie has such a low rating, this movie is definately worth the price of the rental and the time to watch it. SEEK IT OUT!!!!!!!!


16 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 45 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show