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The Screaming Woman (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Drama | Thriller  -  29 January 1972 (USA)
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A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

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Laura Wynant (as Olivia DeHavilland)
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Laraine Stephens ...
Caroline Wynant
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George Tresvant
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Dr. Amos Larkin
Charles Robinson ...
Howard Wynant (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Alexandra Hay ...
Evie Carson
Lonny Chapman ...
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Charles Drake ...
Ken Bronson
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Harry Sands
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Russell Thorson ...
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Kay Stewart ...
Woman
Joyce Cunning ...
Bernice Wilson
John Alderman ...
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A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has been buried alive. Her family, however, refuses to believe her story, and sees the incident as an opportunity to prove the woman's mind has snapped so they can take control of her money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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29 January 1972 (USA)  »

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L'enterrée vive  »

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Ray Bradbury originally wrote 'The Screaming Woman' as a radio play, broadcast on November 25, 1948. See more »

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Remade as The Ray Bradbury Theatre: The Screaming Woman (1986) See more »

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The scariest film I've ever seen
23 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film was on British television in 1985. I was twelve years old a the time and it scared the hell out of me. The images of the buried woman's face covered in mud was too much for me. I could only manage the first ten minutes or so. I would love to know how the film ended. It has not been shown on t.v. since. Several of my friends ended up not staying to the end too. To this day we still talk about how horrible and scary it was.Nobody makes films like this anymore. I hope that this classic will one day be released on DVD. I've heard that this story was remade in the 1980's as a t.v. episode starring a young Drew Barrymore. I haven't seen this but I doubt if it is as frightening as the Olivia DeHaviland version.


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