The Ray Bradbury Theatre: Season 1, Episode 5

The Screaming Woman (22 Feb. 1986)
"The Ray Bradbury Theater" The Screaming Woman (original title)

TV Episode  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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A young girl is playing in a seemingly deserted part of the local wood hears a woman screaming. Is she imagining it? Is it a ghost? Or could it be something worse?



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Episode cast overview:
Heather Leary
Mrs. Leary
Roger Dunn ...
Mr. Leary
Ian Heath ...
Ken James ...
Mr. Kelly
Jacqueline McLeod ...
Mrs. Kelly
Mary Ann Coles ...
Screaming Woman (as Mary Anne Coles)
Fran Gebhard ...
Dick Callahan ...
Clarke Gordon ...
Dowser (as Clark Gordon)


Heather Leary lives in the suburb and loves to read Tales from the Crypt. While walking through the woods near to her house, she hears a woman screaming underground. She tells her parents but they believe it is just her imagination. Heather sneaks out of her room in the middle of the night and discloses the secret about the scream. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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22 February 1986 (France)  »

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1.33 : 1
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In the final scene when Heather is telling Dippy about mysterious mushrooms growing in a boy's basement, this is in reference to Ray Bradbury's classic short story, "Come Into My Cellar". The story was later adapted for the series as "Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar!" See more »


Remake of The Screaming Woman (1972) See more »

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Post E.T. Drew
23 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The setting for this looks a lot like the California neighborhood where E. T. came to Earth. That said, we have eleven year old Drew Barrymore, playing an impressionable girl who reads Tales from the Crypt and seek out adventure. One day, while biking through the woods, she hears screaming. It seems to be coming out of the ground. As is often the case, the adults are unable or unwilling to listen to her. She teams with a little slug of a male friend, who is too lazy to even dig. There is a red herring when the two of them are chased off the property by its owner. There are clues along the way. I think the only real point of contention I have is at the very end. If you watch this, ask yourself if the result would be realistic. Overall, it's pretty suspenseful but the acting is really bad.

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