Shrunken Heads (film)

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Shrunken Heads
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Directed byRichard Elfman
Produced byCharles Band
Written byMatthew Bright
Music by
CinematographyStephen McNutt
Edited byCharles Simmons
Distributed byParamount Home Video
Release date
  • May 1, 1994 (1994-05-01)
Running time
86 minutes
CountryUnited States

Shrunken Heads is a 1994 American horror film directed by Richard Elfman and written by Matthew Bright. Produced by Full Moon Entertainment and released by Paramount Home Video, this was 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 (November 27, 1994). "Review: 'Shrunken Heads'". Variety. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  2. ^ Taylor, J. R. (October 21, 1994). "Shrunken Heads". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
  3. ^ Dendle, Peter (2001). The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia. McFarland & Company. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-0-7864-9288-6.

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