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And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

R | | Horror | 14 November 1974 (UK)
England, 1795: the young Catherine has just married Charles Fengriffen and moves into his castle. She becomes the victim of an old curse that lays on the family. On her wedding night she is raped by a ghost and gets pregnant.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker

Writers:

Roger Marshall (screenplay by), David Case (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Cushing ... Dr. Pope
Herbert Lom ... Henry Fengriffen
Patrick Magee ... Dr. Whittle
Stephanie Beacham ... Catherine Fengriffen
Ian Ogilvy ... Charles Fengriffen
Geoffrey Whitehead ... Woodsman / Silas
Guy Rolfe ... Maitland
Rosalie Crutchley ... Mrs. Luke
Gillian Lind ... Aunt Edith
Sally Harrison ... Sarah
Janet Key Janet Key ... Bridget
John Sharp ... Henry's Friend
Norman Mitchell ... Constable
Lloyd Lamble ... Sir John Westcliff
Kay Adrian Kay Adrian
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In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen, which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS for them and for you! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

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Trivia

Peter Cushing (Dr. Pope) and Herbert Lom (Sir Henry Fengriffin) both played Professor Van Helsing in films starring Christopher Lee as Count Dracula: Cushing in Horror of Dracula (1958), Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973) and Lom in Count Dracula (1970). Cushing also played the role in The Brides of Dracula (1960) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974). See more »

Goofs

The ghostly hand is a right hand throughout the film but when it appears to kill Mrs Luke it is suddenly a left hand. See more »

Quotes

[Charles explains that his family's ancestral manse is haunted]
Charles Fengriffen: Ghosts galore. Headless horsemen, horseless headsmen, everything.
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Alternate Versions

US version is missing two scenes from the original British release: Peter Cushing's discovery of an eyeless corpse and Ian Ogilvy's smashing the skeleton against a gravestone. See more »

Connections

Featured in Movie Macabre: And Now the Screaming Starts! (1982) See more »

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Highly Recommended for Fans Like Me of British Horror Movies of the Seventies
30 June 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1795, in England, the young woman Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy) in the country to get married with him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen (Herbert Lom), which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married with Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths, and having her days filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a cursed family.

"And Now the Screaming Starts" is a good movie from Amicus, the greatest competitor studio in England in the 60's and 70's of the famous and cult Hammer. This is a low-budget production (as usual), supported by an interesting low-paced story, and highly recommended for fans like me of British horror movies of the seventies. When I was a teenager, I usually went to all Hammer and Amicus movies in the theaters, and now I feel like in a time machine to my youth when I revisit a movie like "And Now the Screaming Starts". However, this ghost story is not recommended for fans of gore and explicitly violent horror movies.

The locations and costumes are great; the cast has good performances, highlighting the lungs of Stephanie Beacham; and the atmosphere and photography fits perfectly to the story, although being sometimes too dark on the VHS and having a bad edition, with abrupt cuts. I found, in some moments and angles, the resemblance of Stephanie Beacham with Rachael Leigh Cook amazing. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Os Gritos Que Aterrorizam" ("The Screams That Terrify")

Note: On 16 July 2019 I saw this film again.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1974 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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