Scream Bloody Murder

Overview

In this slasher outing, a deranged young man mangles his father to death with a tractor. During the fun, he loses his own hand. Afterward he is placed in a hospital for the criminally insane where his hand is replaced by a hook. Time passes and he is eventually released. Unfortunately, he is far from cured and goes on an unparalleled killing spree.
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Overview

In this slasher outing, a deranged young man mangles his father to death with a tractor. During the fun, he loses his own hand. Afterward he is placed in a hospital for the criminally insane where his hand is replaced by a hook. Time passes and he is eventually released. Unfortunately, he is far from cured and goes on an unparalleled killing spree.
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Special Features

Short film " The Attendant"; Poster gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
Memorably advertised as the first "gore-nography" film, Scream Bloody Murder more than lives up to its garish title and tagline with wall-to-wall insanity and a great cast. While saddled with a typically repetitious "psycho on the loose" plot, the film revels in going several steps too far whenever possible, placing traditionally taboo victims like elderly women and their pet dogs in harm's way and following through with extreme prejudice. Outfitting the patricidal villain/protagonist with a prosthetic hook helps jack up the creep factor, and the frequent blurry hallucinations he suffers are effectively ghastly. As the lunatic Matthew, Fred Holbert is the weakest member of a cast that otherwise has the skill to pull off each horrific episode without succumbing to utter camp. It's not the plentiful fake gore that makes Scream Bloody Murder's darker sequences so disturbing, but rather the genuine terror expressed by each casualty as their maker is met, resulting in unpleasant sensations for the sensitive viewer. Holbert essentially does a Anthony Perkins impression for the duration of Scream Bloody Murder, but his wide-eyed mania is appropriate for this sick thriller, particularly in the film's final act, where he holds a beatnik prostitute captive in a mansion he inhabits after a nasty home invasion. Director Marc B. Ray was most often employed as a screenwriter, and enjoyed a decidedly schizophrenic career; along with horror films like Scream Bloody Murder, The Severed Arm, and Stepfather III, Ray also wrote scripts for children's television shows such as Lidsville, New Zoo Revue, and the 1977 revival of The Mickey Mouse Club. Horror icon Angus Scrimm (of the Phantasm film series), credited here as "Rory Guy", is unrecognizable in a brief role as a doctor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 842994005797
  • Original Release: 1973
  • Rating:

  • Source: Apprehensive Films
  • Region Code: 0
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 100,662

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fred Holbert Matthew
Suzette Hamilton
Robert Knox
Leigh Mitchell
Rory Guy
Technical Credits
Jonathan Morken Director, Screenwriter
Marc B. Ray Director, Screenwriter
Larry Alexander Screenwriter
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Amputee With an Axe
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