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The Screaming Woman (1972)

A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Smight

Writers:

Merwin Gerard (teleplay), Ray Bradbury (short story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia de Havilland ... Laura Wynant (as Olivia DeHavilland)
Ed Nelson ... Carl Nesbitt
Laraine Stephens ... Caroline Wynant
Joseph Cotten ... George Tresvant
Walter Pidgeon ... Dr. Amos Larkin
Charles Robinson ... Howard Wynant (as Charles Knox Robinson)
Alexandra Hay Alexandra Hay ... Evie Carson
Lonny Chapman ... Police Sergeant
Charles Drake ... Ken Bronson
Russell Wiggins Russell Wiggins ... Harry Sands
Gene Andrusco ... David
Russell Thorson ... Man
Kay Stewart Kay Stewart ... Woman
Joyce Cunning Joyce Cunning ... Bernice Wilson
John Alderman ... Slater
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A wealthy former mental patient goes home to her estate to rest and recuperate. While walking the grounds one day she hears the screams of a woman coming from underneath the ground who has been buried alive. Her family, however, refuses to believe her story, and sees the incident as an opportunity to prove the woman's mind has snapped so they can take control of her money. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 January 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'enterrée vive See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Bradbury originally wrote 'The Screaming Woman' as a radio play, broadcast on November 25, 1948. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Carrie (1976) See more »

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great thriller of the 70's
6 April 2007 | by ggcookSee all my reviews

Like many others, this is the one horror movie that really affected me when I saw it as a child. I used to have nightmares and get chills thinking about it. I remember really being frightened of the sounds coming out of the ground. Probably shouldn't have watched this type of movie at such a young age. As an adult, I have talked about this movie to friends who had never heard of it and told them that it would be great to find a copy so that they could see it. I'm sure it would still scare the heck out of me now. I would love to get it and invite a bunch of friends over and watch it in our theater room. The impact of this movie would be so much greater on a large screen versus the small television that we had in the 70's. It would be interesting to see how my teenagers would react to it and how they would compare it to the scary movies of today.

Obviously, for me, this horror movie did what it intended to do! SCARE ME!!!


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