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Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

 -  Horror  -  February 1973 (USA)
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A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Fred Holbert ...
Leigh Mitchell ...
Vera / Daisy Parsons
Robert Knox ...
Mack Parsons
Ron Bastone ...
Suzette Hamilton ...
Willey Reynolds ...
Lex (as Wiley Reynolds)
A. Maana Tanelah ...
Florence Lea ...
Helen Anatole
Dr. Epstein (as Rory Guy)
Cecil Reddick ...
Mr. Simpson
Gloria Earl ...
Mrs. Simpson
J.M. Jones ...
Young Matthew
Norman ...
Candy Seller
Rob Max ...
Matthew's Father
Winnifred ...
The Dog


A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, years later, he's eventually released from the asylum. He returns home to find his mother has remarried, which sets him off on a murderous rampage. Written by David Bassler

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Hot easel action!
1 February 2009 | by (Doomed Theater of Despair) – See all my reviews

Matthew will do anything for sweet easel exctasy. Even murder! Fred Holbert in his one and only movie role plays functional retard Matthew with the mother of all complexes, pun intended. A tractor "accident" leaves a young Matthew without a father and his mangled left hand is replaced with a hook. After being released back into his mother's custody he returns to his murderous ways as anyone with a pulse draws his ire. The bulk of the movie revolves around the relationship between Matthew and virtuous artist/hooker named Vera played by Leigh Mitchell.

Bad seventies cheese dominates this movie. Fred Holbert isn't bad as his character remains with a childlike demeanor despite his violent tendencies. What mystifies me is the fact that they gave this character a hook for a hand and he uses anything but that to kill with. This movie does have a few unintentionally funny parts. Matthew's run-in with a cane waving grandma and her useless dog as well as the most persistent candy sales-boy ever provided the lone bright spots. Scream Bloody Murder is part of mill creek entertainment's 50 chilling classics collection though I recommend finding it on the internet for free as it's worthy of one viewing and nothing more.

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