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The Screaming Skull (1958)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | January 1958 (USA)
A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

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Alex Nicol

Writer:

John Kneubuhl
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hudson ... Eric Whitlock
Peggy Webber ... Jenni Whitlock
Russ Conway ... Rev. Edward Snow
Tony Johnson Tony Johnson ... Mrs. Snow
Alex Nicol ... Mickey
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Storyline

Newlyweds Eric and Jenni Whitlock retire to his desolate mansion, where Eric's first wife Marianne died from a mysterious freak accident. Jenni, who has a history of mental illness, begins to see strange things including a mysterious skull, which may or may not be a product of her imagination. Suspicion falls on Mickey, the estate's mentally challenged gardener, who was seemingly was very attached to his former mistress. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Free coffin if you don't DIE OF FRIGHT! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Production Co:

Madera Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cast members were paid a thousand dollars each plus a share of the profits to be paid out later. But American International never paid out any of these shares. See more »

Goofs

Length of the candle in the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: "The Screaming Skull" is a motion picture that reaches its climax in shocking horror. It's impact is so terrifying that it may have an unforeseen effect. It may *kill* you!
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Connections

Referenced in Bright Futures (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Fantastique - Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
(uncredited)
Music by Hector Berlioz
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User Reviews

This movie scared my sister&I to death when we were young
29 August 2004 | by dino42See all my reviews

My sister & I had searched for this movie to see it again after we had nightmares for weeks after seeing this movie some 35+ years ago. I finally founding looking in a database in a video store computer and ordered it. You have to lighten up your screen some, to see all that goes on, and parts of it are too funny now---but it's not a bad premise for a scary story, and images like the skull in the bridal gown I will never forget. I now have to find the 1973 version of this film. I'm curious also to see the double feature---the DVD has a schlocky 70's vampire movie as the 2nd feature. So seeing it this summer after waiting over 30 years for it? It wasn't that bad.


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