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      The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake

      Released May 8, 1959 1h 10m Horror List
      Reviews 25% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Anthropologist Jonathan Drake (Eduard Franz) believes that the men of his family have been cursed for generations by the native South American tribe he studies. Shortly after his brother, Kenneth (Paul Cavanagh), discovers one of the tribe's shrunken heads in his house, he's found murdered and his head goes missing. In pursuit of the tribesman Zutai (Paul Wexler) and a rival scientist (Henry Daniell) who has become a part of the tribe, Drake attempts to end the curse once and for all. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It's too bad this film didn't have some more soul. Rated: C- May 2, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Life is too short for sleep-inducing schlock like this. A good actor like Henry Daniell must have been on his uppers to agree to play the demented head shrinker here. The best thing about this incredibly s-l-o-w non-shocker is its title. Read the title, look at the poster, don't bother with the film. (Question: why are so many Z-grade fillers so unbelievably S-L-O-W?! Are they frightened of waking up the back row?) Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Haunted my childhood....it is still deadly serious and disturbing. Decapitation, shrunken heads and Floating skulls! Quite original and well paced. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Low-budget 1950's chiller minus the chills. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member From cornball director Edward L. Cahn, who brought you "It! The Terror from Beyond Space," "Dragstrip Girl" and "Invisible Invaders," comes a another silly tale of curses and severed heads menacing Jonathan Drake as a result of his grandfather offending a South American tribe of Jivaro Indians. Will Drake be the next victim? Well, you won't really care, but the severed head with the lips sewn together is pretty hardcore for the 1950s. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The mystery is rather bland, and there aren't much to the thrills. The characters are decent, but their performances don't add anything unique. Some interesting and fun moments. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review andy f Where has this movie been all my life? Cracking little late 1950's horror with some genuine chilling moments. Always loved the all too rare stories about head shrinkers and this little known movie is a hidden gem. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Anthropologist Jonathan Drake (Eduard Franz) believes that the men of his family have been cursed for generations by the native South American tribe he studies. Shortly after his brother, Kenneth (Paul Cavanagh), discovers one of the tribe's shrunken heads in his house, he's found murdered and his head goes missing. In pursuit of the tribesman Zutai (Paul Wexler) and a rival scientist (Henry Daniell) who has become a part of the tribe, Drake attempts to end the curse once and for all.
      Director
      Edward L. Cahn
      Producer
      Robert E. Kent
      Production Co
      Vogue Pictures
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 8, 1959, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 10m
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