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The Silent Scream -- What is the deadly secret haunting the Engel's family? Young co-ed Scotty is unable to find housing on the campus. She finds a vacancy at the Engels' mansion, now a boarding house for college students. Mrs. Engels and her son seem nice enough, but it becomes clear to Scotty that something is not right at her new residence. When her fellow borders begin dying, two detective must solve the mystery of the Engels' boarding house before the body count rises.

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Director:
Writers:
Ken Wheat (written by) &
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Release Date:
7 August 1980 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
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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Not brilliant but okay See more (41 total) »

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

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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Also Known As:
"Silent Scream" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
87 min
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Trivia:
The living room set was redressed and used as Mason's bedroom.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The camera and cameraman are reflected off of the shiny squad car parked in front of the police station.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Love You Baby, Oh Baby I DoSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not brilliant but okay, 18 November 2011
Author: acidburn-10 from United Kingdom

This is another one of those 80's slashers that came out during the golden age, but has long been forgotten about despite the fact that it was a smash hit when it came out grossing $15 million at the box office, so I asked myself if this was so big then why isn't it more remembered, I mean this made more money than such other slasher gems such as (My Bloody Valentine, Happy Birthday To Me & House On Sorority Row).

Then I finally got round to seeing this and okay it's not quite up there with the other gems, but it's still worth checking out. The beginning is quite interesting and sets the tone for whats to come, like teens staying in an old Gothic mansion then getting picked off one by one by a murderous presence hiding in the attic. The performances also makes this movie work especially from genre stars Babara Steele and Yvonne De Carlo. And the gloomy atmosphere but Unfortunately it is this over-reliance on the past that proves to be the films' ultimate downfall as it gets boring very fast and This movie is nothing special. There's barely any blood or gore and the story tends to drag on at times, especially since the deaths take too long to happen and are too quick when they do.

All in all Silent Scream does set the creepy and Gothic tone well, but it does boring and far paced but overall the film works simply down the good turns from the cast.

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