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And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

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Dr. Pope
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Henry Fengriffen
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Dr. Whittle
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Catherine Fengriffen
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Charles Fengriffen
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
Woodsman / Silas
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Maitland
Rosalie Crutchley ...
Mrs. Luke
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Aunt Edith
Sally Harrison ...
Sarah
Janet Key ...
Bridget
John Sharp ...
Henry's friend
Norman Mitchell ...
Constable
Lloyd Lamble ...
Sir John Westcliff
Kay Adrian
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In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen, which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The dead hand that CRAWLS, KILLS and LIVES!!! See more »

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Without any kind of permission, producer Max Rosenberg attempted to use the title "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" taken from the popular short story by Harlan Ellison. Elison blocked this attempt in the Federal District Court of Los Angeles. See more »

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The ghostly hand is a right hand throughout the film but when it appears to kill Mrs Luke it is suddenly a left hand. See more »

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[Charles explains that his family's ancestral manse is haunted]
Charles Fengriffen: Ghosts galore. Headless horsemen, horseless headsmen, everything.
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Eyeless Silas scares busty Beacham.
18 February 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Virginal newlywed Catherine Fengriffen (Stephanie Beacham) moves into her husband's ancestral home where she suffers from horrific visions of a man with a severed hand and bloody eye sockets. Catherine thinks she's losing the plot, but hubby Charles (Ian Ogilvy) knows better: his family is under a curse brought about decades earlier by his wicked, hedonistic grandfather Henry (Herbert Lom) who violated a woodsman's wife on her wedding night. Psychologist Dr. Pope (Peter Cushing), who has been brought in to treat Catherine, slowly begins to unravel the mystery...

And Now The Screaming Starts sets out to do two things—jangle the nerves, and stir the loins of its male viewers—both of which it does well. Seasoned horror director Roy Ward Baker expertly handles his spooky material, carefully crafting a creepy atmosphere that keeps the viewer on edge throughout, and peppers proceedings with a few effective jump scares for good measure; meanwhile, gorgeous star Beacham sets the pulses pounding, her heaving bosom barely restrained by her long line of cleavage enhancing outfits.

Admittedly Beacham's incessant histrionics can get a little irritating at times, and the pacing is perhaps a little too slow for some, but there's enough good stuff here to keep most fans of Gothic '70s British horror more than happy, including a cool crawling hand (a nifty 'clockwork' special effects creation), Cushing in a foppish wig, Lom being utterly despicable as horrid Henry (the actor delivering his debauched dialogue with relish), and Ogilvy desecrating a grave with an axe, pulling the mouldy corpse out and giving it a damn good kicking!


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