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Scream for Help (1984)

R | | Horror, Mystery, Crime | July 1984 (USA)
A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

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Christie Cromwell
Marie Masters ...
Karen Cromwell Fox
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Paul Fox (as David Brooks)
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Brenda Bohle
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Tony Sibbald ...
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A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.

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The name of the educational institution was the "New Rochelle High School" in New York State. See more »

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Christie Cromwell: [to Karen] Fine, don't believe me, just wait until he kills you.
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Referenced in Grindhouse (2007) See more »

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Fantastic trash
5 December 2005 | by (Mountains of Madness) – See all my reviews

This is fantastic trash from one of the most accomplished trash directors, Michael Winner . It is "The Girl Who Cried Wolf" and that wolf is her stepdaddy (David Brooks). Like most of Winner's work, it is loud, as subtle as a sledgehammer, full of nasty expletives and downright mean-spirited. If that's not a hard enough sell for you, it's also filled with sleazy sex and there's a sexual assault.

Say what you want about the man, but Winner does deliver. He attacks his genre work with enthusiasm and a healthy dollop of offensiveness. He's not afraid to alienate more sensitive viewers and he never goes for suggestion when a lurid close-up will do.

The idea of showing everything from the perspective of a young girl is a good one and it's novel to watch little Rachael Kelly, as Christie Cromwell, riding around on her bike as she pokes her nose into her stepdaddy's sordid affairs.

The film's final half hour is a rocket ride of sleaze, violence and brutality and testament to Winner's blazing talent for garish overstatement.

You'll be a better human being if you miss this, but a lesser trash monger.


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