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David Case (novel)
Roger Marshall (writer)
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Release Date:
16 February 1982 (Norway) See more »
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Tagline:
And Now the Screaming Starts. And the suspense. And the horror. And the drama. See more »
Plot:
England 1795: the young Catherine just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she's raped by a ghost and gets pregnant. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Peter Cushing ... Dr. Pope

Herbert Lom ... Henry Fengriffen
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Whittle

Stephanie Beacham ... Catherine Fengriffen

Ian Ogilvy ... Charles Fengriffen
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Silas / Woodsman

Guy Rolfe ... Maitland
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Luke
Gillian Lind ... Aunt Edith
Sally Harrison ... Sarah
Janet Key ... Bridget
John Sharp ... Henry's friend

Norman Mitchell ... Constable
Lloyd Lamble ... Sir John Westcliff
Kay Adrian
David Barclay
Blake Butler
Vic Chapman
Frank Forsyth ... Thomas, the Servant

Daniel Johns (as Daniel Jones)
Hilary Martin
Sylvester Morand
Beth Owen
Toni Sinclair
Elsa Smith
John Stamp
Larry Taylor ... Bearded drunk
Rocky Taylor
Gloria Maley (as Gloria Walker)
Drew Wood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Elphick ... Drunk (uncredited)

Directed by
Roy Ward Baker 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Case  novel "Fengriffen"
Roger Marshall  writer

Produced by
Gustave M. Berne .... executive producer (as Gustav Berne)
Max Rosenberg .... producer (as Max J. Rosenberg)
Milton Subotsky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley 
 
Cinematography by
Denys N. Coop  (as Denys Coop)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Ronnie Curtis 
 
Art Direction by
Tony Curtis 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Rabiger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
Ivo Nightingale .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Whitehurst .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Fred Carter .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Norman Bolland .... sound mixer
Nolan Roberts .... dubbing mixer
Clive Smith .... sound editor
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... camera operator
Trevor Coop .... focus puller (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones .... focus puller (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Dulcie Midwinter .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Jeff Chaves .... colorist (digital color correction)
 
Other crew
Betty Harley .... continuity
Joy Helman .... unit publicist
 

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91 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
[Charles explains that his family's ancestral manse is haunted]
Charles Fengriffen:Ghosts galore. Headless horsemen, horseless headsmen...
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Das Weibernest (2001) (TV)See more »

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Eyeless Silas scares busty Beacham., 18 February 2014
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

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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