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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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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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Sexual Relations With Demons., 3 January 2014
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

-- And Now the Screaming Starts! Was an attempt by Amicus Productions to move away from the Portmantaeu movies that was their stock in trade, to make a horror movie of only one story. The reason is not to compete with Hammer Films, since there really was no rivalry between the two companies, but just to show that they could if they so chose to go that route as well. What is evident is that their inexperience in this department shows greatly, making the film an enjoyable misfire, if ultimately a frustrating experience.

Story is set in the late 18th century and newlyweds Charles and Catherine Fengriffen move into Charles' family estate. Almost immediately Catherine starts to have terrifying visions, even experiencing what she feels is definite contact with something not of the natural world. Is she going mad? Or is there something seriously malevolent lurking around the dark corridors of Fengriffen Mansion?

What follows is a number of fun and creepy horror sequences very poorly glued together by a minimalist back story and thin characterisations, the Amicus production team just hurtling as quick as possible to the next scene involving Stephanie Beacham being freaked out and screaming. And of course for us to observe her quite magnificent heaving bosom. On reflection it's a collage of more famous and better movies, so a portmanteau movie that's not actually a portmanteau movie!

The cast list features Peter Cushing, Herbert Lom and Patrick Magee. Cushing doesn't show up until late in the day, and as classy as he was as an actor, he is phoning it in here. Lom only appears in an extended cameo flashback, which is annoying since the character is deliciously warped, sort of what Emeric Belasco was for Legend of Hell House. While I'm still not sure what Magee's purpose in the film was? Seriously!

Beacham and Ian Ogilvy's new marriage just sort of sits there without rhyme or reason, interesting threads such as Cushing taking an interest in sexual relations with demons never get expanded upon, and really there's no big finale to crown the story; though skeleton abuse does hold some macabre enjoyment value. Yet in spite of all its problems, it's still a fun night in with the lights off. Beacham's bosom, severed limbs and a vengeful curse from the past ensure it's worth watching for sure. 6/10

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