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Scream and Scream Again (1970)

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A serial killer, who drains his victims for 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
Judy Huxtable ...
Sylvia
Alfred Marks ...
Detective Supt. Bellaver
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Keith
Anthony Newlands ...
Ludwig
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Schweitz
David Lodge ...
Detective Inspector Phil Strickland (credit only)
Uta Levka ...
Jane
Christopher Matthews ...
Dr. David Sorel
Judy Bloom ...
Helen Bradford (as Judi Bloom)
Clifford Earl ...
Detective Sgt. Jimmy Joyce
Kenneth Benda ...
Prof. Kingsmill
Marshall Jones ...
Konratz
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A serial killer, who drains his victims for blood is on the loose in London, the Police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist. Written by Erik Adelfred <eca_97gr@edu.ats.dk>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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TRIPLE DISTILLED HORROR... as powerful as a vat of boiling ACID! See more »


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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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Screamer  »

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Trivia

In 1971, American International Pictures theatrically distributed this film on a double bill with The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971). See more »

Goofs

The security camera footage is obviously not filmed by an actual security camera, as the image pans, zooms and cuts. See more »

Quotes

Superintendent Bellaver: Smells like cheese, looks like ham...
[takes a bite of sandwich]
Superintendent Bellaver: Oh, no problem: it's chicken.
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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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