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The House That Vanished (1974)
"Scream... and Die!" (original title)

 -  Horror  -  3 October 1974 (USA)
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A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Andrea Allan ...
Valerie Jennings
Karl Lanchbury ...
Paul
Maggie Walker ...
Aunt Susanna
Peter Forbes-Robertson ...
Mr. Hornby
Judy Matheson ...
Lorna Collins
Annabella Wood ...
Stella
Alex Leppard ...
Terry
Lawrence Keane ...
Mike
Edmund Pegge ...
Kent
Daphne Lea ...
Mrs. Dabney
Richard Aylen ...
Insp. Matheson
Barbara Meale ...
Victim #1
Joshua Leppard ...
Peter
Raymond Young ...
Car driver
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A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts to find the house again, her efforts come to naught. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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If You Have Ever Lived Alone, You Will Never Forget... See more »

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3 October 1974 (USA)  »

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Don't Go Into the Bedroom  »

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Come and Die!
7 October 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Valerie and her boyfriend Terry witness a murder in an old abandoned house. They had heard the sound of a car arriving and they hid themselves. A couple had come in. They could only see the girl because He remained always in the shadow. She undressed herself and sat on his lap. Suddenly a switchblade flashes out. She's stabbed to death.

Valerie in her panic rushes blindly out of the house. Outside she waits for Terry. He doesn't come. Then she hears footsteps. Again she runs and runs.... Somehow she manages to get home in the morning.

In London Valerie goes back to her routine. She tries to contact Terry, be he's disappeared from sight. And worst of all, when Valerie looks out of her window she sees Terry's car parked in front of her house. The killer knows who she is and where she lives! When Valerie speaks with her friends about it, they advise her to not contact the police. After all Terry is a shady dealer, and she could get involved in a very nasty business. But what happened to Terry? Is he still alive?

The killer is stalking her, and he will strike again...

By the description, you could think that "Scream and Die" is a very suspenseful thriller. But you would be wrong.

"Scream and Die" (the title is misleading) should be seen by those that like a weird atmosphere: the thick fog that envelops the house when Terry and Valerie arrive there, Valerie's friends and neighbors, the early 70s mood, the subtle and effective soundtrack, and the bizarre! Most viewers will guess from the beginning who the killer is. But that's not really important. I enjoy "Scream and Die" because it's atmospheric and feels natural (characters and environment), but it is at the same time dreamy, and sometimes surreal. The beautiful and delicate Andrea Allan is Valerie. She is a joy to behold!

If you like the films of Larraz this is another one to add to your collection


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