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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!

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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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:

Agua Dulce, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

American Partnership See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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

According to the director, the "20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition" DVD is the most uncut version presently available, and is a combination of footage taken from a heavily censored German master, a Canadian master and the American VHS release which was the only source he could find for the imfamous scalping scene, this accounts for the wildly varying video quality of the DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Bikini Drive-In (1995) See more »

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7 September 2003 | by D_R_A_C_U_L_A1See 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!!!!!!!!


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