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1983, Fred Olen Ray


Scalps is a 1983 American horror film directed by Fred Olen Ray that concerns a vengeful Native American spirit.

Six college archeology students work on a dig in the California desert, despite the warnings of a professor and an elderly Native American. When the group digs around in an Indian burial ground for artifacts, they unleash the evil spirit of Black Claw. The entity possesses one of the group and begins slaughtering them one by one.

Ray says the idea for the film was suggested to him by a friend, Donald G Jackson. "It was meant to be the cheapest film possible," said Ray. "I used to describe it as 6 Kids, a Station Wagon and a Tent and it pretty much was."

The film was re-edited by the distributor. Ray later recalled:

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