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The Screaming Skull -- A newlywed 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 is going out of her mind.

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Writer:
John Kneubuhl (written by)
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Release Date:
January 1958 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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This movie scared my sister&I to death when we were young See more (98 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Alex Nicol 
 
Writing credits
John Kneubuhl (written by)

Produced by
John Coots .... associate producer
John Kneubuhl .... producer
Thomas F. Woods .... executive producer (as T. Frank Woods)
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Betty J. Lane  (as Betty Jane Lane)
 
Makeup Department
Donald W. Roberson .... makeup artist (as Don Roberson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maurice Vaccarino .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Al Overton .... sound
Mandine Rogne .... sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Hannawalt .... chief grip (as Chuck Hanawalt)
John Millman .... lighting supervisor (as John Milman)
Kenneth Peach .... second unit photographer (as Kenny Peach)
 
Editorial Department
Florence Williamson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ernest Gold .... conductor
Jerry Roberts .... music editor (as Gerald Roberts)
 
Other crew
Betty Fancher .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
68 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Ryder Sound Services)
Certification:
France:U | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Released as the top half of a double feature with Terror from the Year 5000 (1958).See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: The shadow of a boom mic is visible when Jenni is talking to Reverend Snow about her mother's death.See more »
Quotes:
Jenni Whitlock:Eric, when you found me, what else was there?
Eric Whitlock:What do you mean, 'What else?'
Jenni Whitlock:A skull?
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Soundtrack:
Symphony Fantastique - Dream of a Witche's SabbathSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
This movie scared my sister&I to death when we were young, 29 August 2004
Author: dino42 from chicagoland

My sister & I had searched for this movie to see it again after we had nightmares for weeks after seeing this movie some 35+ years ago. I finally founding looking in a database in a video store computer and ordered it. You have to lighten up your screen some, to see all that goes on, and parts of it are too funny now---but it's not a bad premise for a scary story, and images like the skull in the bridal gown I will never forget. I now have to find the 1973 version of this film. I'm curious also to see the double feature---the DVD has a schlocky 70's vampire movie as the 2nd feature. So seeing it this summer after waiting over 30 years for it? It wasn't that bad.

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