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Scalps was an odd relic of the 70s/80s slasher explosion. I actually enjoyed some parts of it and it obvious that the folks behind the film actually seemed to put in some effort, but the movie is so poorly filmed, that it is hard to stay focused. I am not sure if they forgot to buy a tripod or they are just trying to be unsettling, but they seem to put the camera all over the place at weird angles and at odd distances. It was so distracting that I had to pause to write notes to myself about the film, so I would remember. Here are the actual notes I wrote for Scalps:

– Music is interesting
– Wow that’s a bad shot
– That woman’s hair looks really damaged
– Did Native American really scalp people? I should know that
– Buy more lemonade (pink)
– Bad camera placement
– I want to scalp these people
– Archaeology really is boring
– Why would you put the camera down there
– No way that woman would have fallen down
– I like the trees
– I should note these characters names
– I wonder if Boardwalk Empire is any good
– Tomorrow I need to pick a better film

Scalps did not hold my attention at all. Maybe tomorrow I will have better luck.


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