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Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | | Horror | February 1973 (USA)
A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc B. Ray

Writers:

Larry Alexander (screenplay), Marc B. Ray (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred Holbert Fred Holbert ... Matthew
Leigh Mitchell Leigh Mitchell ... Vera / Daisy Parsons
Robert Knox Robert Knox ... Mack Parsons
Ron Bastone Ron Bastone ... Sailor
Suzette Hamilton Suzette Hamilton ... Brenda
Willey Reynolds Willey Reynolds ... Lex (as Wiley Reynolds)
A. Maana Tanelah A. Maana Tanelah ... Bridey-Lee
Florence Lea Florence Lea ... Helen Anatole
Angus Scrimm ... Dr. Epstein (as Rory Guy)
Cecil Reddick Cecil Reddick ... Mr. Simpson
Gloria Earl Gloria Earl ... Mrs. Simpson
J.M. Jones J.M. Jones ... Young Matthew
Norman Norman ... Candy Seller
Rob Max Rob Max ... Matthew's Father
Winnifred Winnifred ... The Dog
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Storyline

A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, years later, he's eventually released from the asylum. He returns home to find his mother has remarried, which sets him off on a murderous rampage. Written by David Bassler

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One by one they died! See more »

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Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matthew See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Crest)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Only acting credit for main actor Fred Holbert. See more »

Goofs

The camera's shadow can be briefly seen on the farm tractor in the prologue. See more »

Quotes

Vera: People belong where they belong. I'm an amateur painter who turns tricks to make the rent. That's where I belong.
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Connections

Referenced in Movie Night (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Matthew's Theme
by Don Bagley
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One of The More Funny Slashers
6 January 2007 | by CMRKeyboadistSee all my reviews

Scream Bloody Murder is quite an interesting film. Interesting in that it has zero logic and is quite humorous. If you can prepare yourself for a really bad movie you could easily enjoy this movie.

The movie starts with a young boy named Matthew and his Father working on the farm. Matthew decides for no reason whatsoever that his Father would look better dead. So, he jumps into a tractor and runs his Father over. After he kills his Father he jumps off of the movie tractor and has his hand crushed by one of the wheels. Matthew is sent to a psychiatric hospital and has to have a hook placed where his hand was. Matthew is released years later and returns home to find that his Mother has remarried and has moved on with her life. Well, Matthew doesn't like this very much and kills his Mother and her new Husband. From here on in Matthew leaves town and starts somewhat of a killing spree until he meets with a prostitute named Vera. He kidnaps Vera and forces her to do whatever he wants. Until the climax of the film, what will happen?

This is truly one of those movies that needs to be seen to be believed. It is quite off the wall and ridiculous at times. The first half of the movie is great as you should get quite a laugh out of it. The second half of the film is a little bit slow, but has a great ending. Look for a very early appearance from Angus Scrimm from the Phantasm series. 6/10


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