Shrunken Heads (film)

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Shrunken Heads
Shrunken heads.jpg
VHS Artwork
Directed by Richard Elfman
Produced by Charles Band
Written by Matthew Bright
Music by
Cinematography Stephen McNutt
Edited by Charles Simmons
Distributed by
Release date
  • October 18, 1994 (1994-10-18)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $800,000

Shrunken Heads is a 1994 American horror film directed by Richard Elfman and written by Matthew Bright. It is Full Moon Entertainment's first 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.



Emanuel Levy of Variety called it "only mildly entertaining".[1] 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".[2] 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."[3]


  1. ^ Levy, Emanuel (1994-11-27). "Review: 'Shrunken Heads'". Variety. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  2. ^ Taylor, J. R. (1994-10-21). "Shrunken Heads". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2015-02-13. 
  3. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6. 

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