Scream and Scream Again


Action / Crime / Drama / Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Fresh63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled29%
IMDb Rating5.5103971


Plot summary

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Top cast

Christopher Lee Photo
Christopher Lee as Fremont
Vincent Price Photo
Vincent Price as Dr. Browning
Peter Cushing Photo
Peter Cushing as Major Heinrich Benedek
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778.3 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
P/S 1 / 1
1.49 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 35 min
P/S 1 / 3

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gavin69426 / 10

Despite Top Billing, Not Much Price To Offer

A killer who has a literal thirst for blood is prowling the nightclubs for fresh young victims. The police decide to set a trap to catch this man. A young policewoman poses as his new victim while wearing a wire. The killer meets the young policewoman and takes her with him to a secluded spot where he proceeds to drink her blood...

Vincent Price in interviews a number of years after the film was made, said he never understood the script at all. Not surprising, as the novel featured aliens and the film changed them to Communists (or something like that). And that is probably the least of the problems...

I mean, the choking of women and the pointless blood sucking? A jogger who is getting his legs removed? Yellow acid for some sort of research? It does not really all add up. Really sweet cars, though.

Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee appear, though not much. Heck, even Vincent Price does not really show up until the second half. But if you like these guys, do not mind waiting, and are okay with not really understanding what you are watching, check this one out.

Reviewed by Bunuel19767 / 10

SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (Gordon Hessler, 1970) ***

I had missed a viewing of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN (the title itself is fairly ludicrous, I must say) when I was a kid, shown on Italian TV as part of a one-night Vincent Price marathon. Having now watched the four AIP films made by director Gordon Hessler, I think that this is probably his best work.

It has a rather audacious non-linear narrative for a 'mainstream' horror film, though it all comes together neatly in the end. It is also the only one of the four films to take place in 'our' times - despite the old-fashioned trappings of the plot (taking in espionage in the form of dictatorial regimes with their Nazi-like villains, as well as the obligatory mad scientist and his vampiric 'creations'),the modern-day setting is indeed very appropriate and John Coquillon's typically elegant cinematography captures its essence quite well.

SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN is virtually a black comedy which, mercifully, does not descend into camp: it is quite convoluted, relatively protracted (maybe this was because I watched it back to back with THE OBLONG BOX {1969}!),but wholly likable for all that. David Whitaker's 'unusual' pop score is another major asset.

Like the earlier film, SCREAM does not take advantage of having three great horror stars together for the first time. Peter Cushing, graceful as always, does not share any scenes with Vincent Price or Christopher Lee, and indeed appears all too briefly. Price is effective as the mad scientist, even if the material itself didn't seem to inspire him all that much (he later admitted to not 'getting' it!). Lee, perhaps the most progressive-thinking horror star (let's not forget he appeared in Jess Franco's EUGENIETHE STORY OF HER JOURNEY INTO PERVERSION that same year!),is perfectly authoritative as the true villain of the piece.

We also get an exciting if over-extended chase sequence in which Michael Gothard finds new (and highly impractical!) means of eluding the Police - in the shape of sarcastic Superintendent Bellaver who, as played with a rather heavy British accent by Alfred Marks, manages any number of amusing scenes (designed, perhaps, to relieve the audience's frustration at the many - and apparently disjointed - strands of plot going on all at once)!

The end result is patchy overall - certainly not everything in this pot-pourri of ideas works to our general satisfaction (particularly Marshall Jones' overbearing characterization of Konratz) - but the film is often ingenious and weird enough to keep one's interest at all times. In retrospect, the great Fritz Lang's (reported) appreciation of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN is actually not very hard to understand, as the material is indeed well up his street!

Reading about the film on the Net, I came across a rather disconcerting post over at Mobius where it was stated that the print utilized for the DVD was cut. Here is the relevant quote in full:

'On SCREAM I am convinced there was extra footage in the UK theatrical release (which I saw) that has now vanished and was not restored in the MGM DVD. This consists of (a) Alfred Marks bringing down Michael Gothard 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 was originally more footage and some more dialogue between Lee and Price - there is a fairly obvious music track change on the DVD where this should be.'

Is anybody here able to confirm this, or at least shed some more light on the matter?

Reviewed by MartinHafer6 / 10

very much full of plot holes, but still worth your time

First, I need to point out some confusion. In the credits it appears this is a movie starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, only Price appears in this movie much at all--and Christopher Lee's killed almost as soon as he appears on screen! The real stars of the movie must have been irritated by their receiving top billing.

The movie, though occasionally dumb, also has some bright moments and the plot was certainly interesting. It seems that there is an evil secret organization (probably stronger than mere countries) that is producing super-strong humanoid robots for some diabolical purposes. To do so, they must kidnap and kill people to extract their DNA. Then, if they need to get rid of the evidence, they chuck them into an acid vat. Now, with THIS plot AND Vincent Price, the movie can't be all that bad!

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