Shrunken Heads (film)
|Directed by||Richard Elfman|
|Produced by||Charles Band|
|Written by||Matthew Bright|
|Edited by||Charles Simmons|
Shrunken Heads is a 1994 American horror film directed by Richard Elfman and written by Matthew Bright. It is Full Moon Entertainment's first North American theatrical feature, and the last film in which Julius Harris appeared.
Director Elfman's brother, Danny Elfman, provided the main theme music for the film, while the rest of the score was created by Richard Band. Richard's son, Bodhi Elfman, appeared in the film as Booger Martin.
When a New York City street gang murders three teenagers, a Haitian voodoo priest re-animates them based on their shrunken heads and the youths exact revenge on their killers.
- Julius Harris as Aristide Sumatra, a voodoo priest
- Meg Foster as Big Moe, a tough lesbian mob boss
- Aeryk Egan as Tommy Larson
- Rebecca Herbst as Sally
- Bo Sharon as Bill Turner
- Bodhi Elfman as Booger Martin
- A.J. Damato as Vinnie Benedetti
- Darris Love as Freddie Thompson
- Troy Fromin as Podowski
- Leigh-Allyn Baker as Mitzi
- Paul Linke as Mr. Larson
- Billye Ree Wallace as Mrs. Wilson
- R.J. Frost as The Vipers
- Randy Vahan as the plumber
Emanuel Levy of Variety called it "only mildly entertaining". J. R. Taylor of Entertainment Weekly rated it B and wrote, "Elfman's fun-loving touches manage to get this new series up and running with twisted enthusiasm". Writing in The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, academic Peter Dendle said that the characters "lovingly exaggerate every preposterous line with relish, yielding some outrageous dialogue in an otherwise treadmill production."
- Levy, Emanuel (November 27, 1994). "Review: 'Shrunken Heads'". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- Taylor, J. R. (October 21, 1994). "Shrunken Heads". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.
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