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Death Screams (1982)

R | | Horror | 14 May 1982 (USA)
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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House of Death  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


Diddle: We're going down to the river tonight. It'll be a night to go down in history!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Solid slasher flick.
3 January 2006 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

A group of obnoxious teenagers attending the town's carnival is stalked and viciously murdered by a machete-wielding killer."Death Screams" by David Nelson is an okay slasher flick.The script is highly unoriginal and the acting is weak,but who cares.The location sets including a town's carnival,a graveyard and finally an isolated house add a lot of creepiness to the overall atmosphere of a quiet little town.The pace is quite slow,but during the carnival bloody murders are set in motion.The gore effects are fairly effective with decapitations,throat slashings,stabbings and chopped off hands to boost.The score by Dee Barton is also surprisingly moody.Overall,I rather enjoyed this rare slasher flick and you should too,if you are a fan of hack 'em up movies.7 out of 10.

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