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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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Rachael Kelly ...
Christie Cromwell
Marie Masters ...
Karen Cromwell Fox
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Paul Fox (as David Brooks)
Lolita Lorre ...
Brenda Bohle
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Lacey Bohle
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Josh Dealey
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Janey Ralston
Tony Sibbald ...
Bob Dealey
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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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Janey: It's because you're still a virgin that you're so upset.
Christie Cromwell: I'm upset because my stepfather just tried to kill my mother.
Josh Dealey: No shit.
Christie Cromwell: I'm not kidding, your father's over at our house investigating it right now.
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Written by John Paul Jones and Jacinda Jones (as Jacinda Baldwin)
Sung by Jon Anderson
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I was completely taken aback
11 May 2005 | by (Skellefteå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a movie this extreme. I have never seen characters be so ABNORMALLY straightforward! NOTHING is too sensitive for these persons to say out loud without hesitating. It is just like the director had a plot that would really need a three hour long movie to unfold naturally, but had to speed things up a little.

The characters in this movie aren't really afraid of anything. They just plow through their lives like bulldozers. The main character, Christie, is quite cool. Under normal circumstances, a 16-year-old girl would be terrified most of the movie, and never know what to do. But since this movie has an obligation to speed up the turn of events, Christie is an uncompromising expert at just about everything.

I strongly recommend that you watch this movie. I've watched countless of b-movies, but I was really amazed by this one and its bizarre dialogs. In fact, it's really not THAT amateurish. The overall feeling of competence is, perhaps, like the TV-series "Degrassi High" or something. The director is the same guy who did "Death Wish".

I am still in shock over the fact that this movie exists.


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