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The Silent Scream (1979)

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Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students ... See full summary »

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Rebecca Balding ...
Scotty Parker
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Lt. Sandy McGiver
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Sgt. Manny Ruggin
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Victoria Engels
Steve Doubet ...
Jack Towne
Brad Rearden ...
Mason Engels
John Widelock ...
Peter Ransom
Jack Stryker ...
Police Chief
Thelma Pelish ...
Housing Lady
Tina Tyler ...
Victoria at 16
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Mrs. Engels
Juli Andelman ...
Doris Prichart
Annabella Price ...
TV Rape Victim
Joe Pronto ...
TV Rapist
Jason Zahler ...
Mason at 3
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Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The policemen on the case begin uncovering the Engels family secret as the remaining students become endangered. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Terror so sudden there is no time to scream. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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7 August 1980 (Australia)  »

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One scene was shot without permits at Occidental College, and drama students were recruited to play extras. A staff member tried to halt filming but the Wheat brothers quickly got the consent of the school's Dean, who watched off-camera. See more »

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The door to Mrs. Engel's bedroom is diagonal from the doorway to the attic. However, when the hallway is seen through the attic doorway, there's only an empty wall across the hall. See more »


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I Love You Baby, Oh Baby I Do
Words and Music by Roger Kellaway
Vocal Solo by Ken Barrie
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Pretty decent slasher/mystery film.
8 November 2002 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

When Scotty Parker and three other students move into Mrs Engels' boarding house on the coast,they soon begin to suspect that something strange is happening.Landlady Mrs Engels hides away in her attic room and her son Mason is a creepy character who likes to watch brutal TV shows.Then the students start to disappear..."Silent Scream" is pretty good.It's true that some of its elements are stolen from Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"(check out the shower scene!),but still the film manages to be quite creepy.The characters are reasonably appealing-a horror queen Barbara Steele is another reason to see "Silent Scream".Overall I enjoyed this little suspense horror.Check it out.8 out of 10.


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