Scream and Scream Again (1970)
Written By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Gordon Hessler
Producer: Max Rosenberg, Milton Subotsky
Screenwriter: Christopher Wicking
Novel: The Disorientated Man by Peter Saxon
Date Released: February 2, 1970
Peter Cushing as Benedek
Vincent Price as Dr. Browning
Christopher Lee as Fremont
Judy Huxtable as Sylvia
Alfred Marks as Detective Superintendent Bellaver
Michael Gothard as Keith
Anthony Newlands as Ludwig
Peter Sallis as Schweitz
Uta Levka as Jane
Christopher Matthews as Dr. David Sorel
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
A killer is on the loose and exudes super strength which makes one medical examiner curious during the investigation into these crimes. But what the examiner discovers is that these super humans are being constructed by Dr. Browning (Vincent Price) using various human body parts.
There is little gore in this film, however there is some nudity. The most disturbing scene is when a jogger wakes up with his arms and legs cut off. Many films since have replicated such disturbing imagery most recently seen in the film, Tusk.
The Grave Review
Scream and Scream Again has a very slow build in respect to story progression. For the majority of the film, the story focused on the murder investigation and mystery rather than any horror elements. It was not until the end of the film that started to become interesting. In this respect, the story felt dull and unimpressionable.
It was pleasant to see, however, three powerhouse actors, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing all in the same film. However, all three actors had small roles in the film and unfortunately did not get an opportunity to fully showcase their talents.
Another somewhat off-putting and unexplained part of the film was the use of a military base with an insignia that has a close resemblance to a swastika Nazi symbol. The film does not go into any detailed explanation for the bases purpose but alludes to the fact that the base may act as some kind of cover for these super humans.
Overall, Scream and Scream Again (1970) is not a great film despite having an excellent cast.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Scream and Scream Again two and one-half graves out of five graves.
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