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Shrunken Heads (1994)

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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.

Director:

Richard Elfman

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), Matthew Bright (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julius Harris ... Mr. Sumatra
Meg Foster ... Big Moe
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Tommy Larson
Rebecca Herbst ... Sally (as Becky Herbst)
A.J. Damato A.J. Damato ... Vinnie
Bo Sharon Bo Sharon ... Bill Turner
Darris Love ... Freddie Thompson
Bodhi Elfman ... Booger Martin
Troy Fromin ... Podowski
Leigh-Allyn Baker ... Mitzi (as Leigh Allyn Baker)
Paul Linke ... Mr. Larson
Billye Ree Wallace Billye Ree Wallace ... Mrs. Wilson
R.J. Frost R.J. Frost ... The Vipers
Randy Vahan Randy Vahan ... Plumber
Don Dolan Don Dolan ... Arresting Cop
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Full Movie on Hulu | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cabeças Voadoras See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Full Moon Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

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 »

Goofs

When Sally's walking as Vinnie and the Vipers approach her in their station-wagon, she's walking on the right side of their car, but when Mr. Sumatra gets her attention, she's suddenly on their left side, and there was enough time of her being out of the picture for her to cross the street when Vinnie was stopped by a few pedestrians crossing the street. See more »

Quotes

Podowski: Hey man, let me hang at your pad tonight!
Booger Martin: Hell no.
Podowski: Come on, be a pal! my mom won't let me in the house.
Booger Martin: Your own mom won't let you in the house?
Podowski: She says I scare her.
Booger Martin: Ahahahahah, All right, come on asshole!
Podowski: Hey, thanks Boog, thanks a lot.
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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 West Side Story (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

No One Lives Forever
Performed by Oingo Boingo
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Ya pays ya money...
30 March 2003 | by lindquistukSee 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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