Motion Picture Soundtrack
Collector's Edition CD
composed by Richard Band.
title by Danny Elfman.
Title / Dad's Shop
By Danny Elfman)
Busting The Vipers / Big Mo's 7:07
Sumatra's Wild Ride
Escape / Humanity's End 4:50
And First Rights 7:31
Revenge Begins 2:04
Sumatra's Powers... Two Less Vipers 2:14
Big Mo Pays The Price
Finale And End Titles
of Production: 1994
(P) & ©
1994 Moonstone Records.
The music of Danny Elfman is unmistakable - and
his Main Title Theme for Shrunken Heads has his undeniable obscure, dark and
fun loving style. The remainder of the score composed Richard Band, continues
in the style of Elfman, keeping with the bizarre oddity of both the visuals and
the out there plot. Mixing upbeat tempos with dark and unusual themes, Shrunken
Heads score is fun and esoteric.
Inspired by their favorite comic book heroes,
young Tommy and his pals take it upon themselves to clean up their menacing
neighborhood by busting the local street punks. But the three youths run into
big trouble for all their good intentions in the form of Big Mo (Meg Foster),
the local crime boss and all around bully. Mo wastes no time in wasting the
trio of irritating do-gooders. But Sumatra (Julius Harris), a retired (but
still practicing) voodoo specialist revives the boys with a healthy dose of
mumbo-jumbo. Empowered beyond their wildest dreams, the shrunken trio head out
to take on Big Mo and her boys!
Shrunken Head's score is the precursor to Elfman's score for Army of Darkness
(1994), and so would be of interest to fans of the Evil Dead Franchise.
A score composed by famed composer Danny Elfman and his brother, director Richard
Richard's son, Bodhi Elfman, appeared in the film as Booger Martin.
It is Full Moon Entertainment's first theatrical feature, and the last film in
which Julius Harris appeared.
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".