MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,574 this week

Death Screams (1982)

 -  Horror  -  May 1982 (USA)
4.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 270 users  
Reviews: 24 user | 10 critic

Teenagers are stalked and murdered by a maniac at a town fair.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

David Nelson Dies At 74
| Huffington Post

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 21 Jan 2011
 
a list of 645 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
a list of 153 titles
created 03 Feb 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 6365 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Death Screams" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Screams (1982)

Death Screams (1982) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Screams.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Madman (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

At a summer camp for youths, cockey pre-teen calls out the name of mass serial killer "Madman Marz". Suddenly, counselors are being maimed and slaughtered in various ways by the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Giannone
Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass
Blood Song (1982)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A psychopath escapes from a mental institution and starts a murder spree, which ends in the pursuing of a young handicapped girl, who once got a blood transfusion from him.

Director: Alan J. Levi
Stars: Donna Wilkes, Richard Jaeckel, Antoinette Bower
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Kelly Fairchild has become a college student and a member of the Delta Ro Kai sorority. During all her life, she has suffered from a nightmare where a man is burning. She meets an assistant... See full summary »

Director: Larry Stewart
Stars: Vera Miles, Clu Gulager, Daphne Zuniga
Blood Rage (1987)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Man is blamed for murders actually committed by his evil twin.

Director: John Grissmer
Stars: Louise Lasser, Mark Soper, Marianne Kanter
Thriller | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

While receiving a routine check-up, a beautiful woman is stalked by a maniac out to avenge a childhood Valentine's Day humiliation.

Director: Boaz Davidson
Stars: Barbi Benton, Charles Lucia, Jon Van Ness
Boardinghouse (1982)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A boarding house is reopened years after gruesome murders were committed there. Suddenly, the body count begins once more!

Director: John Wintergate
Stars: John Wintergate, Kalassu, Lindsay Freeman
Unhinged (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Three college girls on their way to a jazz festival crash their car in the isolated woods during a rainstorm, and are taken in by a mysterious family in an old mansion. Little do the girls know, the family has a dark, murderous secret.

Director: Don Gronquist
Stars: Laurel Munson, Janet Penner, Sara Ansley
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A patient escapes from a mental hospital, killing one of his keepers and then a University professor after he makes his way to the local college. Next semester, the late prof's replacement ... See full summary »

Director: Richard W. Haines
Stars: Forbes Riley, Ric Randig, Dick Biel
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava
Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Julia, a teacher in a school for the deaf, has a hideosly disformed and deranged twin sister that resides in the local looney bin. She escapes to gate-crash a surprise birthday party for ... See full summary »

Director: Ovidio G. Assonitis
Stars: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson
The Prey (1984)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

Six campers jaunt off to North Point, where they're promptly stalked and killed by a ghoulish man who ultimately is just looking for a little love.

Director: Edwin Brown
Stars: Debbie Thureson, Steve Bond, Lori Lethin
Fatal Games (1984)
Horror | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A mad javelin thrower kills teenagers in the school. All promising athletes are executed in the most brutal way. Especially naked girls in dressing-rooms or saunas.

Director: Michael Elliot
Stars: Sally Kirkland, Lynn Banashek, Sean Masterson
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The last scream you hear... is your own! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

May 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of Death  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Lily Carpenter: Maniacs lick hands too!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Not good but definitely weird
5 January 2008 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This early 80's slasher effort should receive some kudos for being somewhat original. Unfortunately, it's not original in any way that makes it especially effective or good. The movie does a good job of establishing a bucolic small-town setting (perhaps, it's not a coincidence that the director is the grown-up David Nelson of "Ozzie and Harriet" fame). There is also a lot more character development than usual, but regrettably the characters are still the usual annoying teen stereotypes. The murders are few and far between until the very end when the bodies start to stack up in a hurry. They're pretty low-tech (they obviously couldn't afford Tom Savini), but they try to make up for by being bizarre. The first victims are strangled simultaneously somehow while having sex on a motorcycle. Their bodies are thrown in a river where, as a running joke, they are seen floating down at various points throughout the movie. Another victim wanders away from the town carnival and is struck by an arrow, but instead of screaming for help or anything, she staggers over to an abandoned carousel and sits down so the killer can (somehow) finish her off with a plastic bag.

The actors are all ridiculously over-aged considering they're supposedly high school students, but this is actually a good thing considering the male protagonist is a "coach" who apparently both parties with and dates his students (which they tend to frown on in real high schools). The goody-good female protagonist is played Susan Lynn Kiger, who had an interesting career going from hardcore porn to "Playboy" to more legitimate acting. While it is nice to see a young woman in Hollywood have the opposite of the usual career trajectory, Kiger's talents unfortunately were probably better suited to her earlier career choices. Kiger stays dressed, but there is some gratuitous nudity, of course, including the girl on the motorcycle, a girl who showers with her bra on (which quickly becomes so transparent you wonder why she bothered), and a pretty blonde girl who goes for a full-frontal skinny-dip (which ALMOST keeps you from contemplating the absurdity of why anyone would go skinny-dipping in a RIVER).

I don't want to imply this movie is in anyway good, but it sure is weird.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this the one... mrbigtop
Video Gems release anawesomemoviefanatic
Anyone like this as much as me? anawesomemoviefanatic
My uncle Ernie produced this film thomascrown559
U.S. release anawesomemoviefanatic
How did they cut it... anawesomemoviefanatic
Discuss Death Screams (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?