Scream and Scream Again (Screamer) (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Scream and Scream Again (Screamer) (1970)




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Strange and terrible things are afoot and the police are helpless to stop them in this taut, complicated thriller. First a heart attack victim goes to the hospital and awakens to find limbs missing, and later, the body of a rape victim is found with two strange puncture wounds upon her wrist. Meanwhile in Europe, a military officer is murdered by someone with inordinate strength. After another girl is murdered, Inspector Bellaver gets on the case. The trail of clues has many twists and turns and before he is led to the mysterious estate of Dr. Browning, another dies. There he discovers that the insane scientist has engineered a master race of emotionless, mindless beings as part of an international conspiracy. Now Bellaver and his cohorts must somehow stop the doctor and his friends from taking over the world. This marks one of only two features to include all three great horror actors Christopher Lee (as the head of British Intelligence), Peter Cushing (the leader of a fascist government) and Vincent Price (mad Dr. Browning) in the cast. (The second was 1983's House of Long Shadows). Interestingly, except for one brief moment at the end with Lee and Price, the actors never appear in the same scene together here. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Vincent Price
as Dr. Browning
Peter Cushing
as Maj. Benedict Heinrich
Alfred Marks
as Superintendent Bellaver
Peter Sallis
as Schweitz
Judi Bloom
as Helen Bradford
Kenneth Benda
as Prof. Kingsmill
Clifford Earl
as Detective Sgt . Jimmy Joyce
Nigel Lambert
as Ken Sparten
David Lodge
as Detective Inspector Strickland
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Critic Reviews for Scream and Scream Again (Screamer)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

This is another of those absurd Vincent Price horror movies, impossible to dislike because they ask only that you share their sense of the absurd. The fascinating thing about this one is that it makes absolutely no sense at all...

July 2, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

I hate being uncharitable about Scream and Scream Again's weak and chaotic bits because it's still just so much fun.

July 15, 2020 | Full Review…

A nice, tight, finely-crafted little science-fiction suspense film.

January 9, 2020 | Full Review…

A movie that offered the titanic teaming of horror superstars Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing should have been a classic; instead, we're saddled with this sloppy and mean-spirited endeavor.

April 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

High camp horrorfest starring Vincent Price and Christopher Lee.

February 21, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

A marvelous combination horror film and spy film

June 10, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Scream and Scream Again (Screamer)

A movie with Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Vincent Price! I was so excited to see this movie, but was really disappointed by the story. The beginning is horrible, the middle is okay but sort of boring, and the end is cool but confusing. Overall not a good movie at all, but it's got a great cast who try their best.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Think about it...Vincent Price...Christopher Lee...Peter can you go wrong? Sadly not even watching those three (all favorites of mine) hamming it up was enough to make this mish-mash of a film enjoyable. Not that I was expecting GREAT things storywise, but I kept waiting for it all to "come together" in some sort of way. But it never really does. While I wouldn't recommend this film to any but the loyalist fans of the three gentlemen mentioned above...I can highly recommend the chessy, groovy, jazzy soundtrack - it was wonderful!

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer


Absolute a degree. This movie is a lot smarter than it seems. It's full of over-the-top dated 60's music and a barely coherent plot, but it's full of enough charm and star power to make it a classic.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

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