Scream for Help (1984)

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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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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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First he tried to kill mom. Now he's after me. But no one believes me! See more »


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Cloak & Dagger (1984) and this movie, both 1984 theatrical releases, were the final screenplays that screenwriter Tom Holland had produced prior to him become a director with 1985's Fright Night (1985). See more »


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Fun Time Waster
22 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Scream for Help" is yet another fun 80's slasher movie, where a young girl believes that her stepfather is trying to kill her mother, and so in usual fashion the girl becomes all Nancy Drew and sets out to prove her theory right, which then unravels when him and his gang come after her and her mother and terrorizes them.

Yes this movie is very cheesy which I love and very 80's which again I love, the central character of Christine who along with her friends start sleuthing was fun, and plus when she falls for the boy next door that was also hilarious in true 80's fashion. The mix of teenage antics and slasher movie terrority both really work well together and even gels at an even pace and does create a decent amount of suspense especially during the final showdown.

All in all "Scream for Help" is just a fun time waster.

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