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Shrunken Heads (1994)

When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

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Mr. Sumatra
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Big Moe
Aeryk Egan ...
Tommy Larson
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Sally (as Becky Herbst)
A.J. Damato ...
Vinnie
Bo Sharon ...
Bill Turner
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Freddie Thompson
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Booger Martin
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Podowski
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Mitzi (as Leigh Allyn Baker)
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Mr. Larson
Billye Ree Wallace ...
Mrs. Wilson
R.J. Frost ...
The Vipers
Randy Vahan ...
Plumber
Don Dolan ...
Arresting Cop
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When three N.Y. kids are murdered, the local Hatiian voodoo priest re-animates their shrunken heads to exact revenge. Complications arise between one of the heads and his former girlfriend.

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They're superheroes from the heads...to their necks.


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Cabeças Voadoras  »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The majority of the actors in the bus scene, with the exception of director Richard Elfman, were actually video store employees who won their roles as part of a contest. See more »

Quotes

Sally: They're dead, Mr. Sumatra.
Mr. Sumatra: Who's dead?
Sally: Tommy and-and Bill and that new kid. They're dead, just... murdered.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Mitzi is seen talking to a big woman. She turns and screams when she sees Big Moe and Vinnie cleaning up garbage after being turned into zombies. See more »

Connections

References Demonic Toys (1992) See more »

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No One Lives Forever
Performed by Oingo Boingo
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Ya pays ya money...
30 March 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This seems to be a movie people either go with or they don't. Personally, while watching this, I was always bearing in mind the obvious low budget origins of 'Shrunken Heads', and thus was pretty amazed at what they managed to put on celluloid for the money. I think the film cost around $2 million, but has a definite 'big studio' feel to it. The cinematography is, at times, wonderfully colourful, with bright cartoonish hues. The acting is a bit shaky (only Julius Harris seems to have gotten a hold on his character) but there's plenty elsewhere to compensate: the art direction, the eclectic, left of centre score from Danny Elfman & Richard Band (including lifts from Satie & Bernstien). Really, in the current state of play where low budget genre pics usually only appeal to the lowest common denominator (ripping off Scream/Halloween/Alien/The Thing et al) a movie like this should be heralded. It's a genuine attempt to get back to the 'anything goes' aesthetic of 1970's exploitation cinema, and a movie that will probably be better thought of in twenty years time than in the current climate of 'Generic Blockbuster Videos'.............


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