The Shrunken Head is a creature and magical object that appears in the thirty-ninth Goosebumps book, How I Got My Shrunken Head, and its television adaptation. It gives the main character of the book, Mark Rowe, an ability that is known as "Jungle Magic."

General information

Physical appearance

Mark describes the shrunken head as wrinkled and leathery, and about the size of a tennis ball. Its hair is thin and black, styled with a pony tail. Its eyes are solid and dark. 

It has the ability to glow. When it glows, its eyes flash.

It feels warm. sticky, and is hard as a baseball.

There are multiple shrunken heads in the book. Mark's has a thin white scratch on its left ear, left by his sister, Jessica.




Regional depictions

TV series


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