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Director:
Writers:
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Release Date:
7 August 1980 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
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Terror so sudden there is no time to scream. See more »
Plot:
Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Rebecca Balding ... Scotty Parker

Cameron Mitchell ... Lt. Sandy McGiver

Avery Schreiber ... Sgt. Manny Ruggin

Barbara Steele ... 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

Yvonne De Carlo ... Mrs. Engels
Juli Andelman ... Doris Prichart
Annabella Price ... TV Rape Victim
Joe Pronto ... TV Rapist
Jason Zahler ... Mason at 3
Joan Lemmo ... Rooming House Lady
Ernie Potvin ... Boarding House Husband
Virginia Rose ... Boarding House Wife
Ina Gould ... Landlady
Rachel Bard ... Nurse in Psycho Ward
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Directed by
Denny Harris 
 
Writing credits
Ken Wheat (written by) &
Jim Wheat (written by) and
Wallace C. Bennett (written by)

Produced by
Denny Harris .... executive producer
Joan Harris .... executive producer
Jim Wheat .... producer
Ken Wheat .... producer
Leslie Zurla .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Roger Kellaway 
 
Cinematography by
Michael D. Murphy 
David Shore 
 
Film Editing by
M. Edward Salier  (as Edward Salier)
 
Casting by
Leslie Zurla 
 
Production Design by
Chris Henry  (as Christopher Henry)
 
Costume Design by
Fredda Weiss 
 
Makeup Department
Dante .... makeup artist
Mary M. Hunter .... makeup artist
John Malone .... hairdresser (as John E. Malone)
 
Production Management
Carol Lee Emrich .... production manager
M. Edward Salier .... post-production supervisor (as Edward Salier)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leslie Zurla .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Feffer .... assistant property master
Skip Troutman .... property master
Peter Nigel Williams .... property master
McCoy Wood .... special construction consultant
 
Sound Department
Robert Glass .... dubbing
Larry Goga .... production sound mixer
Robert Knudson .... dubbing
Bonnie Kozek .... sound effects editor
Don MacDougall .... dubbing
 
Special Effects by
Steve Karkus .... special effects
 
Stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Joe Pronto .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Barrett .... best boy (as Mike Barrett)
Alfred Del Boccio .... operator: chapman crane
Félix Enríquez Alcalá .... gaffer (as Felix Alcala)
Robert Fischer .... grip (as Bob Fisher)
David Gordon .... key grip (as David J. Gordon)
Denny Harris .... photographer: second unit
Rachael Jenkins .... electrician (as Rachel Jenkins)
Bruce Johnston .... generator operator
George MacDonald .... gaffer
Kerry Magness .... gaffer
William Mamches .... best boy
Bill Pecchi .... key grip (as Bill Pecchi Jr.)
George Posedal .... assistant camera (as George Posedel)
George Posedal .... photographer: second unit (as George Posedel)
Barbara Seiler .... still photographer
Stuart A. Spohn .... gaffer (as Stuart Spohn)
Robert Stern .... key grip
Bruce Ward .... grip
Jonathan Woolf .... key grip (as Jonathon J. Woolf)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brian Higby .... wardrobe
Betty M. Nowell .... wardrobe (as Betty Nowell)
 
Editorial Department
Mori Biener .... assistant post-production supervisor
Ann Hagerman .... assistant editor
Jack Hofstra .... additional editor
Richard Ross .... assistant editor
David Tour .... additional editor
 
Music Department
Tony Coe .... musician: saxophone solos
M. Edward Salier .... music editor (as Edward Salier)
 
Other crew
Jean Gonzales .... welfare teacher
Lori Hannigan .... caterer
Steven McGrew .... utility
Joan Newstrom .... location auditor
Ernie Potvin .... title designer
Trudi Reynolds .... caterer
Catherine Stoddard .... script supervisor
Mary Jo Thatcher .... production assistant
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Leslie Zurla .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Silent Scream" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
For the interior front hallway set of the Engels house, the crew had to match both the doors of the exterior location and the unusual banister from the real upstairs location.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Lt. McGiver exclaims, "Let's get over there," Sgt. Ruggin grabs the yellow notepad with his left hand. Cut to another angle and the notepad is in his right hand, and it's gone as he runs out the front door of the police station.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Love You Baby, Oh Baby I DoSee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Creepy and nostalgic …, 18 April 2002
Author: plumberguy66 from United States

This movie scared the bejezzus out of me when I was a kid. I think I was scarred for life. I haven't seen the movie since I was a kid, but at that age I went to see a movie more than once so I still recall the movie pretty well. Silent Scream was one of the first ‘psycho killer on a rampage' kinds of horror movies I had ever seen. Most of my childhood movie experiences were supernatural gore fests. I had gone through life blissfully believing that all things horrific where relegated to the realm of the supernatural, where they couldn't hurt me. That ended for me in the summer of 1980: the year Silent Scream and Friday the 13th came out. I was glued to my seat, eyes like saucers, watching some wacked-out person hacking people up with a butcher knife or trying to pull them through a hole in the attic wall so they could hack them up. It was pure magic for an adolescent boy. It didn't matter that there was no mystery to figure out. All that mattered was that I was getting the you-know-what scared out of me and loving it. I look back now and think of how truly silly those kinds of movies were but, hey, they were great summer entertainment for a junior high school kid. I still have a soft place in my heart for all of those mindless slasher movies. I would recommend Silent Scream for anyone who loves classic ‘80's horror (the best decade for horror in my opinion). Here are some other recommendations for horror/thriller from my childhood (I'll try to stick to the less well known ones): Humanoids from the Deep, The Boogens, The Boogeyman, Sleepaway Camp, Dead of Winter,Evil Speak, Scanners (well known but a must), Mausoleum, Motel Hell, Blood Beach, Happy Birthday to Me, April Fools Day, Sole Survivor, Galaxy of Terror. There is also from the seventies: Suspiria, Alice Sweet Alice, The Other, Burnt Offerings, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, Piranha and Giant Spider Invasion: most of which I saw in the eighties. There are a lot more that don't come to mind right away but suffice to say that I made it my goal to see all the horror movies I could when I was young and there were a ton of them. I'm sure I loved them all. Please feel free to contact me for any recommendations to give or receive.

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