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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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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
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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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Filmed in 1971. See more »

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Matthew: See what I do for you? I get groceries and clothes and art stuff and kill people. And do you appreciate it? No.
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Woah Black Betty with the bambalam!!!!!
13 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

First off the bat this is a ZERO budget production from all points down but, in truth, thats never hurt a movie in my opinion anyway.

This was made in 1973 and you can pretty much feel the influence of certain other movies which had made such an impact from 1968 onwards, it strives for that Last House feel and almost succeeds in some cases. The opening is pretty cool (love that squashed Dad effect!) but the actual storyline seems like its pretty jumpy and zooms along from start to finish, which is where it gets interesting.......

Anyone expecting gore galore better hit the road Jack because what we have by the end is some great scenes of 'Woman In Peril'and, yeah, she is treated pretty poorly but why the hell are you watching a movie called Scream Bloody Murder in the first place if you can't take some FAKE abuse? This film is like watching something on fast forward just to get to the money shot, taking in an ending which recalls both Maniac (1980) and a sublime Carnival of Souls (1962), its a shame people haven't got the gall to make stuff like this anymore because its got more originality than most of the celluloid waste thats forced down our throats these days. Check it out if only for Angus Scrimm in an early role.


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