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"Thriller" Screamer (1974)

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12 November 1974 (Season 4, Episode 1)
A young American girl on her way to visit friends in rural England is brutally attacked and raped. After... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Pamela Franklin ... Nicola Stevens

Donal McCann ... Jeff Holt
Frances White ... Virna Holt

Jim Norton ... The Man
Derek Smith ... Inspector Charles
Wolfe Morris ... Balsam
Peter Howell ... Ward
Harry Walker ... Sergeant
Stephen Bateman ... Stationmaster
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Lady
Michael Hall ... Doctor
Carinthia West ... Policewoman

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Shaun O'Riordan 
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Brian Clemens (written by)

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John Cooper .... producer

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USA:73 min
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Vengeance Is Mine Inc., 10 September 2005
Author: Paul English from Ireland

'Screamer' opened Thriller's fourth series in January 1975 and is a particularly tense tale of rape and revenge - a topic which was quite common in movies of the era - Last House On The Left, I Spit On Your Grave, Ms.45 to name just three.

Pamela Franklin (who also starred in 1970 chiller And Soon The Darkness - adapted from a Brian Clemens screenplay) is Nicola Stevens, an American girl en route to stay with her friends Virna and Jeff Holt. On the train she learns about a rapist loose in the area ['he's got blonde hair'] and is warned to be on her guard. Shortly before her stop a blonde man (Jim Norton - familiar as Father Ted's Bishop Brennan) gets into her carriage and unnerves her. She alights from the train, makes her way to the Holts house and is followed by the man. The next scene shows the Holts returning only to discover Nicola battered and bruised - a victim of rape.

Recovery is slow and painful and to convalesce she decides to stay with the Holts - who are sympathetically played by Donal McCann (giving Screamer its second Irish actor) and Frances White respectively. However she keeps seeing her attacker in every man and is driven to formulate her own plans for revenge....

The action unfolds in a taut fashion and the ending is neatly wrapped up.


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