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Carry on Screaming! (1966)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  7 April 1967 (USA)
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The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant ... See full summary »

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The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde. Written by Simon N. McIntosh-Smith <Simon.N.Smith@cs.cf.ac.uk>

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Do you believe in ghoulies and ghosts and things that go bump in the night? Do you shudder at the clunking of chains? Cringe from the dull, hollow, mournful moans? . . . Then You'll Carry On Screaming See more »

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Trivia

The one and only ever "Carry On" movie starring actor-comedian Harry H. Corbett. See more »

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When Sergeant Bung wakes up in the bathtub and hits his head on the hot water tank, padding is visible on the bottom of the tank. See more »

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Albert: Marvellous! But we're not looking for a house. We're looking for Doris.
Det Sgt. Bung: I know, but this is right in the middle of the woods. They might have heard or seen something suspicious. We can't afford to leave any stone unturned. What's the name of this road, Slobotham ?
Constable Slobotham: Avery Avenue.
Det Sgt. Bung: Then we must explore Avery Avenue !
[Albert rolls his eyes]
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The title page at the beginning of the film shows the year as MCMXVI i.e. 1916. See more »

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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) See more »

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Carry on Screaming
by Myles Rudge and Ted Dicks (as Ted Dick)
Sung by Ray Pilgrim (as Anon)
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One of the better Carry Ons
23 September 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The Carry On films were at their best in the early days when they offered more than just saucy double entendres. Don't get me wrong, there *are* plenty of great double entendres here, but they're set against the backdrop of a horror spoof. The unusual setting gives it a freshness that the other Carry Ons lack.

A changed cast helps too. Harry Corbett shines in the sort of role which normally goes to Sid James. He makes the part his own, only failing in the scenes where he argues with his wife. There's just no chemistry between him and Joan Sims to show why these people were once in love with each other.

But there's chemistry between Corbett and Fenella Fielding, the other guest star. She makes a wonderful evil seductress. Of the regulars, Williams is best. His usual eccentric, camp performance takes on an edge of madness that grows as the film progresses.

Recommended.


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