Friday, January 21, 2011

Scream of Fear (1961)

Notes: 1/21/11
A young girl is pulled out of a lake.
Great cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.
Christopher Lee! You just know he's going to be up to something.
Ann Todd is totally hiding something.
Scary-looking 'father' character. Especially in the summer house.
Fun mystery. Tension grows slowly. Definite sense of 'what is going on here?'
Twisty outcome.

Review: B
Creepy Hammer thriller with Susan Strasberg as a wheelchair-bound girl returning to her father's estate after many years. Once she arrives, she begins to experience ghostly behavior that no one else seems to notice, or believe. Things, naturally, are not what they appear to be and the twists keep coming. Quite good, with nice cinematography by Douglas Slocombe and some fine performances.

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