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Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | | Horror | February 1973 (USA)
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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Holbert ...
Matthew
Leigh Mitchell ...
Vera / Daisy Parsons
Robert Knox ...
Mack Parsons
Ron Bastone ...
Sailor
Suzette Hamilton ...
Brenda
Willey Reynolds ...
Lex (as Wiley Reynolds)
A. Maana Tanelah ...
Bridey-Lee
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
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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, 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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Matthew Takes Up Where Manson Left Off! See more »

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Matthew  »

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Filmed in 1971. See more »

Goofs

The camera's shadow can be briefly seen on the farm tractor in the prologue. See more »

Quotes

[describing what he sees in Vera's abstract painting]
Matthew: His skin is on fire... he's in terrible pain.
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Connections

Featured in Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 1 (1996) See more »

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Matthew's Theme
by Don Bagley
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Simple, early B movie slasher film.
5 April 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

What surprised me the most about this movie was how gory it was. For 1973 this is a very bloody movie. The plot is simple. The main character is crazy and for reasons in his own deranged mind goes around killing people. It's a B movie, lots of mistakes and plenty of unanswered questions but you have to expect that from a B slasher movie. It's very simple and easy to follow, no in depth characters. There are some pretty disturbing scenes and I do not recommend the squeamish, children, or those prone to nightmares to view this film. If you're a fan of blood and guts B movies here's an early one that you should see. For the mainstream movie viewer, I would advise passing on this one.


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