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Scalps (1983)

R | | Horror | 2 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:

Fred Olen Ray

Writers:

Fred Olen Ray (screenplay), T.L. Lankford (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jo-Ann Robinson ... D.J. (as Jo Ann Robinson)
Richard Hench ... Randy / Black Claw
Roger Maycock Roger Maycock ... Kershaw Ellerbe
Frank McDonald Frank McDonald ... Ben Murphy
Carol Sue Flockhart Carol Sue Flockhart ... Louise Landon
Barbara Magnusson Barbara Magnusson ... Ellen Corman
Kirk Alyn ... Professor Machen
Carroll Borland ... Dr. Sharon Reynolds
Cynthia Hartline Cynthia Hartline ... Ann
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Professor Trentwood
George Randall ... Billy Ironwing
Jay Walker Jay Walker ... Kyle Dunne
Frank Scott Frank Scott ... Prospector
Pepi Pepi ... Little Kid
Romeo Rodriguis Romeo Rodriguis ... Cashier
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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>

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

This film was shot without permits. See more »

Goofs

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

Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

The version released on the Marquis video label is the full 83 minute version. The film was also released on a double-billed VHS cassette with THE SLAYER by Continental home video, but the running time was shortened to 74 minutes. Interestingly, none of the violent scenes was altered. See more »

Connections

Featured in Scalps II: The Return of DJ (2007) See more »

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Jesus, what a piece of junk.
24 November 1999 | by kfriesSee all my reviews

This one is putrid. No redeeming points at all. A friend rented this and we punched him out for daring to fall asleep during it because we still had to watch it. He deserved it and worse. What could he have been thinking in renting this travesty? Avoid at all costs, even drugging the audience is futile.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caníbal 2000 See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain See more »

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Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

American Partnership See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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