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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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Caroline Wynant
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George Tresvant
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Dr. Amos Larkin
Charles Robinson ...
Howard Wynant (as Charles Knox Robinson)
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Evie Carson
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Ken Bronson
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Harry Sands
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Kay Stewart ...
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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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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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More tension than you can handle
16 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV as a child and haven't seen it since but still remember it vividly. It gave me nightmares for days. I remember feeling like it was all too much tension for me to handle. The whole time your rooting for the old lady she just keeps facing one setback after another until YOU want to scream! The husband I don't remember well, just that he was quietly noticing trouble was brewing and he had a menacing look. It's too bad more 70's TV movies aren't on DVD. Seems like the stars may have blocked the rights in the past but these days everybody wants a comeback no matter where it comes from. This one was definitely creepy. I never knew Bradbury wrote the short story it was based on.


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