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Scream and Scream Again (1970)

A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London. The police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.

Director:

Gordon Hessler

Writers:

Christopher Wicking (screenplay), Peter Saxon (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Price ... Dr. Browning
Christopher Lee ... Fremont
Peter Cushing ... Major Heinrich Benedek
Judy Huxtable ... Sylvia
Alfred Marks ... Detective Supt. Bellaver
Michael Gothard ... Keith
Anthony Newlands ... Ludwig
Peter Sallis ... Schweitz
David Lodge ... Detective Inspector Phil Strickland (credit only)
Uta Levka ... Jane
Christopher Matthews ... Dr. David Sorel
Judy Bloom ... Helen Bradford (as Judi Bloom)
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Detective Sgt. Jimmy Joyce
Kenneth Benda ... Prof. Kingsmill
Marshall Jones ... Konratz
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Storyline

In London, a serial-killer drains the blood of females and the Detective Superintendent Bellaver and his team are hunting down the so-called Vampire Killer. Meanwhile in an undefined country that lives a military dictatorship, the cruel Konratz is climbing positions killing The Power that Be. When the Vampire Killer flees from the police, he seeks refugee at the real estate of scientist Dr. Browning and jumps into a tank of acid. Dr. David Sorel is intrigued with the powerful acid and decides to get a sample. He finds the truth about the research of Dr. Browning. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

TRIPLE DISTILLED HORROR... as powerful as a vat of boiling ACID! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screamer See more »

Filming Locations:

Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amicus Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although the publicity for this movie made much of the fact that the three greatest horror stars of the day, Vincent Price, Sir Christopher Lee, and Peter Cushing, were all in it, the three actors have, in fact, only small roles in this movie, despite star billing. Cushing's role is confined to one scene, without the other two, the Price and Lee characters have a very brief scene together only at the end of the movie, and the combined footage for all three actors only comes to about one-fifth of the total running time. See more »

Goofs

The car chase is full of errors in continuity. The action switches back and forth from a single lane road to a double lane highway and at one point Keith overtakes a blue car ahead of him in the road to the right and the police car follows. A few shots later, Keith overtakes a brown car and the scene cuts to Supt. Bellaver saying, "All right, let's take him." We then cut to one of the two cars overtaking the blue car and not the brown one. See more »

Quotes

Professor Kingsmill: Fastest transition in the world: from human to corpse. It doesn't do to get the two confused, or you'll never be successful.
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Alternate Versions

British prints of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN have small differences than AIP's American Theatrical cut, with the American version removing Bellaver clumsily throwing a stone at the speedy cliff-climbing super-human Keith, and a bottle-swigging old drunk peeping at Keith and Sylvia fooling around in the convertible. The final shot of the British print is also different, with the credits scrolling over a long shot of Dr. Browning's lab heard over soundtrack music, rather than on the American print which has the credits being presented over a black screen with The Amen Corner's "Scream and Scream Again" playing. One thing omitted from the American version is a brief but significant dialogue exchange between Vincent Price and Christopher Lee: "But what of the dream?" asks Price. "There is only nightmare" replies Lee). See more »

Connections

References Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

When We Make Love
Written by Dominic Bugatti (as Dominic King)
Performed by Amen Corner (uncredited)
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Scream at the Screen Again!
6 December 2004 | by trouserpressSee all my reviews

What a film! I feel slightly cheated that Vincent Price, Chris Lee and Peter Cushing were given top billing, as their total screen time probably adds up to about fifteen minutes. At least Cushing's cameo lasted longer and was slightly more interesting than his role in Dr Phibes Rises Again.

I was watching the film wondering when these completely separate plot lines were going to be drawn together. I waited... and waited... and waited some more... And finally it did! Sort of. What a bizarre film. But strangely enjoyable nonetheless. I would love to have seen each story have it's own movie though, rather than being stitched precariously together. Still, any film that gets that cast list together deserves attention, even if it does feature a theme tune from popular beat combo The Amen Corner!


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