A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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Linda Everett
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Webster Jones
Bill Owen ...
Mr. B
Sheila Keith ...
Mrs. B
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Gail Cooper
Peter Turner ...
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Girl Singer
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A singer holes up at a sinister estate to write new songs for his act. The ghost of his murdered wife begins to haunt him, then the person who actually killed her shows up at the mansion.

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The Day the Screaming Stopped  »

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Cat Stevens and Ringo Starr were also considered for the lead. Moreover, Kim Basinger was also considered for the role of Linda. See more »

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Around 49min 20sec in, boom reflected in glass of cabinet in the room. See more »

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Featured in Slasher Serenade (2012) See more »

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Traces of a Long Forgotten Tune
Written by Jamie Anderson
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Keeps you guessing.....
25 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

True, this is rather more pedestrian than Walker's infamous horror trilogy and this clearly would have benefited from a McGillivray script. This is much more one dimensional and at times rather plodding with the fabulous Sheila Keith unfortunately sidelined. However, this is nothing like as bad as has been made out, has vigorous kills a most eerie atmosphere and decent performances from both Jack Jones and Pamela Stevenson, not to mention a restrained but most effective one from the aforementioned Ms Keith. Keeps you guessing but by the end there is nobody else it could be. Despite comments I have seen elsewhere, both leads do disrobe even if the flesh is carefully shot. Enjoyable.


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