Up 150,255 this week

The Screaming Skull (2008)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 18 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Spencer Penraddon returns from the 1st World War to his ancestral home. His sister has succumbed to the blight that has cursed the family since the hall was erected in the 17th century...... See full summary »



Watch Trailer
0Check in

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 257 titles
created 05 Apr 2011
a list of 2542 titles
created 26 Aug 2012
a list of 3936 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
a list of 30 images
created 12 May 2014

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Screaming Skull (2008)

The Screaming Skull (2008) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Screaming Skull.

User Polls





Credited cast:


Spencer Penraddon returns from the 1st World War to his ancestral home. His sister has succumbed to the blight that has cursed the family since the hall was erected in the 17th century...and symbol of the family curse is the mysterious 'Screaming Skull'. Legend has it that the skull belonged to the loyal slave of 18th century Magistrate Azariah Penraddon. Upon his death the slave wished his remains to be returned to the West Indies. But for reasons unknown Azariah did not grant the slave's final wish and his remains were interred on the edge of the family plot. It was soon after that the disturbances began... If moved the skull was believed to emit terrifying screams and terrible commotions would sound through the house. As a consequence few have dared to disturb it for fear of the terrors it will unleash. Spencer however, already reeling from the horrors of the Western front, wishes to be free of the house and its ghosts. But the ghosts of Penraddon hall are not ready to be put to ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

surrealism | gothic | See All (2) »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

29 November 2008 (UK)  »

Box Office


£1,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


The voices heard on the soundtrack belong to Sue Tilbrook (who also appeared in Scayrecrow (2008) as Eleanor Tawney) and her eldest son Joshua Taylor. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Awesome short, Brings This Legend to life.
28 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Beautifully rendered and sensitively paced, dark, deep and with a nasty surprise. All you need from an animated short. This is the third animation I have seen By Thorpe and the progression his work has taken is astonishing. He clearly has a fixation and fascination with some of the darker corners of English history and this passion is translated well through his chosen medium. In this case he has taken the historical ghost story of the Screaming Skull and given it new voice and depth by injecting fresh narrative. working out the concept to a new and horrible conclusion.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So...whats it all about? info-17850
Discuss The Screaming Skull (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page