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Scream and Scream Again (1970)

A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London; the police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

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Dr. Browning
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Fremont
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Major Heinrich Benedek
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Sylvia
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Detective Supt. Bellaver
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Keith
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Ludwig
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Schweitz
David Lodge ...
Detective Inspector Phil Strickland (credit only)
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Jane
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Dr. David Sorel
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Helen Bradford (as Judi Bloom)
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Detective Sgt. Jimmy Joyce
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Prof. Kingsmill
Marshall Jones ...
Konratz
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In London, a serial-killer drains the blood of females and the Detective Superintendent Bellaver and his team are hunting down the so-called Vampire Killer. Meanwhile in an undefined country that lives a military dictatorship, the cruel Konratz is climbing positions killing The Power that Be. When the Vampire Killer flees from the police, he seeks refugee at the real estate of scientist Dr. Browning and jumps into a tank of acid. Dr. David Sorel is intrigued with the powerful acid and decides to get a sample. He finds the truth about the research of Dr. Browning. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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13 February 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Peter Cushing was an 11th hour casting choice and was only required for one day's shooting. See more »

Goofs

When Dr Sorel is told by Bellaver that the case is closed, he says the word "Garbage!". However, his lips mouth the word "Crap!" (This is from the VHS version) See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Bellaver: That bloody chicken wasn't killed, it died of old age.
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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Mad Doctors (1996) See more »

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When We Make Love
Written by Dominic Bugatti (as Dominic King)
Performed by Amen Corner (uncredited)
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Hawaii-Five-OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
4 February 2002 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

From the director of Hawaii-Five-0, Gordon Hessler directs this very underrated Thriller. With a star cast of Cushing, Lee and Price, and some rather wooden acting from Alfred Marks as the non-emotional Supt. Bellaver, this film runs as fast as Hawaii-Five-0, with some excellent car chases around England. However Hessler's use of tension is not used to full effect, and the German Nazi sub-plot (with hilarious logo) seems both distant and pointless, and used only as a dig at dictatorship regimes.

Also the music at times seems farcical, with Jazzy-sixty bands playing when the serial killer is attacking his victim. With the serial killers actions of out-running and powering the police, reactions of "he's quite strong" and "Oh he's torn his hand off" seem like tongue-in-cheek, or if not a terrible script.

All in all, this movie is a cross between Hawaii-Five-0, Frankenstein, and Hitchcock's Frenzy, and although it's well worth a watch, the styles don't combine well to give a scary thriller. The viewer is left a little lost with all the scene changing and Christopher Lee's role could have been expanded upon. The viewer should Scream and Scream Again and again and again at the poor direction the movie takes, nice try, but he should have tried and tried again to make it at least scary!!


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