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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
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Sylvia
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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>

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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

Vincent Price in interviews a number of years after the film was made, said he never understood the script at all. See more »

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Peter Sallis' character (the man seen shaving in the circular mirror after the guard lets Marshall Jones through customs) is named Schweitz in the credits. However, on two occasions, this character is referred to as Sallis, by both Marshall Jones who refers to him as "Captain Sallis" and by Peter Cushing who refers to "Sallis'" death. See more »

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When We Make Love
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Great atmosphere, great plot, fair otherwise
24 December 2001 | by (Washington DC suburb) – See all my reviews

'Scream and Scream Again' is one of my favorites, even though it is ratherly poorly put together. The director tried to make the movie mysterious -- and succeeded too well, making it nearly incomprehensible. However, if you have patience, the final explanation at the end will tie enough of the film together to make rewarding sense.

The main attraction for this movie is its subtle atmosphere of horror. The movie mainly consists of fragmented images that come to gether to paint a darker picture than just what the movie shows. A good example of the texture and flavor of the film is the scene which, to my disappointment, was removed from the version I rented (I originally saw the film in a college Halloween movie festival). A coroner while alone investigating the death of a lovely women begins to move forward as if to kiss the corpse but is interrupted by the inspector entering the room. The surprised coroner quickly straightens up and tries to look very official and busy, but obviously is upset at having almost been caught being amorous to the corpse. No further reference was made to the scene.

This is an example of the extremely dark and upsetting images that lie just beneath the surface of the film. It is unfortunate that the director's attempt to involve the audience by making them work hard to piece together fragments of action into something comprehensible was mostly unsuccessful. Still, I think the film is worth the patience. My rating: 8 of 10.


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