Monday, December 5, 2011

Scalps (1983)

Group of archeology students go on a field trip to dig up some old Indian artifacts. They stop at the gas station on the way and old Indian warns them that they should not go messing around with sacred Indian burial ground. They pay no attention to the warning and continue their trip. Once they get to the wilderness, strange things start to happen and old spirit possesses one of them who then starts his killing spree, but the spirits are not done yet!

Budget? We don't need no stinkin' budgets! This one is a really low-budget horror/slasher whatnot. There is always certain charm to see what can be done with very limited budget. There are lot of scenes where there is no actual audio, just background music. We get to see couple of special effects in Scalps (rubber faced possessed killer, head chopped off and couple of scalpings).

Story takes little too long to get going, so they could have trimmed the story a little bit. Although running time now is just little over 80 minutes.  If you are into low budget horrors, you might wanna give this one a go.

Directed by Fred Olen Ray.


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