Death Screams (1982)

R  |   |  Horror  |  May 1982 (USA)
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Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Kiger ...
Lily Carpenter
Martin Tucker ...
Coach Neil Marshall
William T. Hicks ...
Sheriff Avery
Jody Kay ...
John Kohler ...
Andrea Savio ...
Kathy (as Andria Savio)
Curt Rector ...
Josh Gamble ...
Hanns Manship ...
Helene Tryon ...
Edna Sharpe
Mary Fran Lyman ...
Agnes Bottomly
Monica Boston ...
Mike Brown ...
Sharon Alley ...


Locals are celebrating the last night of carnival, such as newly in-love couple Bob and Kathy, coach, Neil Marshall, waitresses, timid blonde Lily and comely, nubile Ramona, their boss Jackson and learning difficulties teenage peeping tom Casey who's dad Avery is the town sheriff. Several them decide to spend the night down at the river, where a unknown double homicide climaxed there some nights before. But among the fairgoers is the one responsible for the deaths and as he/she lurks in the shadow troubled over a tragic past (or just about one thing or another) deciding to take his/her frustrations out with a machete on those he/she blames for all the misfortunes in his/her life. Following the group back to his/her riverside stamping grounds he/she sets about ensuring no one leaves the area alive. Written by suspicous

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The police officer taking pictures during the final sequence was an actual sheriffs officer from the Rutherfordton country sheriffs department who was asked to join in to make it "more realistic". See more »


Lily Carpenter: Maniacs lick hands too!
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The post-Friday-the-13th-Part2
4 March 2003 | by (tokyo,japan) – See all my reviews

Despite the mysterious disappearance of a teen couple, Ted and Angie at the riverside in north California a group of the nearby-town teenagers goes having ghost story in the local cemetery. However the unnaturally sudden rain forces them to movie into an old wooden house in the cemetery. Then the not-well-motivated murderer begins to kill them one by one, and the cemetery becomes their own... I think the only one uniqueness this post-Friday-the-13th-Part2 film has is its expressive way of the first and silliest two victims, Ted and Angie who originally tried to have a woodland-****-on-a-motorcycle in the middle of the cold night. They are not simply cadavers; they are strangely cinematic bodies who have their own ongoing flowing expressiveness, and intermittently show something about their cadaveric existences. Although I find this coupled-bodies-with-their-coupled-expressiveness interesting I have to say the most of the elements of this film are nothing but those of a bad B-movie; Dee Barton's old-TV-movie-like easygoing music is entirely unsuited to the 1980's horror film especially to its horror scenes, and Worth Keeter's special effects are not only cheap but also unnatural, and so forth.

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