Scream and Scream Again (Screamer)

1970

Crime / Drama

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IMDb Rating 5.7

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95 min
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Reviewed by silversprdave ([email protected]) 8/10

'Scream and Scream Again' is one of my favorites, even though it is ratherlypoorly put together. The director tried to make the movie mysterious -- andsucceeded too well, making it nearly incomprehensible. However, if you havepatience, the final explanation at the end will tie enough of the filmtogether to make rewarding sense.<br><br> The main attraction for this movie is its subtle atmosphere of horror. The movie mainly consists of fragmented images that come to gether to painta darker picture than just what the movie shows. A good example of the texture and flavor of the film is the scene which,to my disappointment, was removed from the version I rented (I originallysaw the film in a college Halloween movie festival). A coroner while aloneinvestigating the death of a lovely women begins to move forward as if tokiss the corpse but is interrupted by the inspector entering the room. Thesurprised coroner quickly straightens up and tries to look very official andbusy, but obviously is upset at having almost been caught being amorous tothe corpse. No further reference was made to the scene.<br><br> This is an example of the extremely dark and upsetting images that liejust beneath the surface of the film. It is unfortunate that the director'sattempt to involve the audience by making them work hard to piece togetherfragments of action into something comprehensible was mostly unsuccessful. Still, I think the film is worth the patience. My rating: 8 of 10.

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Reviewed by the lioness

This has got to be the wildest Price film ever. I saw this film for thefirst time recently and I was just blown.<br><br>This film tells the intricate story of an organization that's trying totakeover the world by way of a superhuman race of people that are literallycreated. Think &quot;Frankenstein&quot;. If I could rename this film, I'd call it&quot;Frankenstein Meets James Bond&quot;. As a matter fact, that's the best way todescribe the plot.<br><br>When you see this film, don't turn away from it because you will findyourself missing a lot. There are several plots going on simultaneously (Ikid you not!). You have the crazed serial killer will a thirst for blood,the runner who keeps losing limbs and the secret organization that's afoot.<br><br>For those of you that are looking for action &amp; horror in a fast-pacesetting, you got it!

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Reviewed by MARIO GAUCI ([email protected])

I had missed a viewing of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (the title itself isfairly ludicrous, I must say) when I was a kid, shown on Italian TV aspart of a one-night Vincent Price marathon. Having now watched the fourAIP films made by director Gordon Hessler, I think that this isprobably his best work.<br><br>It has a rather audacious non-linear narrative for a &#x27;mainstream&#x27;horror film, though it all comes together neatly in the end. It is alsothe only one of the four films to take place in &#x27;our&#x27; times &#x96; despitethe old-fashioned trappings of the plot (taking in espionage in theform of dictatorial regimes with their Nazi-like villains, as well asthe obligatory mad scientist and his vampiric &#x27;creations&#x27;), themodern-day setting is indeed very appropriate and John Coquillon&#x27;stypically elegant cinematography captures its essence quite well.<br><br>SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN is virtually a black comedy which, mercifully,does not descend into camp: it is quite convoluted, relativelyprotracted (maybe this was because I watched it back to back with THEOBLONG BOX {1969}!), but wholly likable for all that. David Whitaker&#x27;s&#x27;unusual&#x27; pop score is another major asset.<br><br>Like the earlier film, SCREAM does not take advantage of having threegreat horror stars together for the first time. Peter Cushing, gracefulas always, does not share any scenes with Vincent Price or ChristopherLee, and indeed appears all too briefly. Price is effective as the madscientist, even if the material itself didn&#x27;t seem to inspire him allthat much (he later admitted to not &#x27;getting&#x27; it!). Lee, perhaps themost progressive-thinking horror star (let&#x27;s not forget he appeared inJess Franco&#x27;s EUGENIE&#x85;THE STORY OF HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION thatsame year!), is perfectly authoritative as the true villain of thepiece.<br><br>We also get an exciting if over-extended chase sequence in whichMichael Gothard finds new (and highly impractical!) means of eludingthe Police - in the shape of sarcastic Superintendent Bellaver who, asplayed with a rather heavy British accent by Alfred Marks, manages anynumber of amusing scenes (designed, perhaps, to relieve the audience&#x27;sfrustration at the many - and apparently disjointed - strands of plotgoing on all at once)!<br><br>The end result is patchy overall &#x96; certainly not everything in thispot-pourri of ideas works to our general satisfaction (particularlyMarshall Jones&#x27; overbearing characterization of Konratz) - but the filmis often ingenious and weird enough to keep one&#x27;s interest at alltimes. In retrospect, the great Fritz Lang&#x27;s (reported) appreciation ofSCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN is actually not very hard to understand, as thematerial is indeed well up his street!<br><br>Reading about the film on the Net, I came across a rather disconcertingpost over at Mobius where it was stated that the print utilized for theDVD was cut. Here is the relevant quote in full:<br><br>&#x27;On SCREAM I am convinced there was extra footage in the UK theatricalrelease (which I saw) that has now vanished and was not restored in theMGM DVD. This consists of (a) Alfred Marks bringing down MichaelGothard in the quarry by throwing a stone that hits him on the head,which is the reason he falls down (b) at the climax, there wasoriginally more footage and some more dialogue between Lee and Price -there is a fairly obvious music track change on the DVD where thisshould be.&#x27;<br><br>Is anybody here able to confirm this, or at least shed some more lighton the matter?

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