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The Screaming Skull (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | January 1958 (USA)
A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

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Newlyweds Eric and Jenni Whitlock retire to his desolate mansion, where Eric's first wife Marianne died from a mysterious freak accident. Jenni, who has a history of mental illness, begins to see strange things including a mysterious skull, which may or may not be a product of her imagination. Suspicion falls on Mickey, the estate's mentally challenged gardener, who was seemingly was very attached to his former mistress. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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The tortured ghost who claims vengeance in the bride's bedroom! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Also Known As:

Das Geheimnis des schreienden Schädels  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released as the top half of a double feature with Terror from the Year 5000 (1958). See more »

Goofs

When the birds are apparently scared by the skull, a rock is visible being thrown up to scare them. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: "The Screaming Skull" is a motion picture that reaches its climax in shocking horror. It's impact is so terrifying that it may have an unforeseen effect. It may *kill* you!
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Featured in Creepy Classics (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Fantastique - Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
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Music by Hector Berlioz
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I don't care what others think, it gave me nightmares.
13 February 2000 | by (Innis, LA.) – See all my reviews

I was only twelve when I saw this movie but lord it scared the bejesus out of me, I had nightmares for weeks. I have not seen the movie since then and do not care too. It has already stunted my growth and scarred me psychologically; so, I had better not read any follow up reviews calling me BigBlubberer, BigDummy, or some such demeaning name or they may be making a belated sequel. Thank God Jamie Lee Curtis wasn't around for this movie. My young heart couldna' stood it.


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