And Now the Screaming Starts!
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- Commentary by director Roy Ward Baker and actress Stephanie Beacham
- Commentary by actor Ian Ogilvy
- Bios and liner notes
- Still gallery
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"And Now the Screaming Starts!" has a loaded title which fits the film well. Charles and Catherine Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy and Stephanie Beacham) have just moved into Charles' ancestral home. On their wedding night Catherine is raped by an an evil ghost or spirit haunting the house. After her attack she has a series of strange visions and dreams that disturb her. Charles fears for her sanity and calls on Dr. Whittle (Patrick Magee a part of the Amicus stable who also appeared in "Asylum" and "A Clockwork Orange") who, in turn, calls in Dr. Pope (Peter Cushing naturally)a doctor who uses science to cure mental disease. Pope believes that Stephanie has become unhinged but ultimately ends up in a supernatrual battle that even he doesn't expect.
This re-release from Dark Sky Films features a new high definition anamorphic transfer done from the original 35mm negative. Also included are yummy extras including commentary by director Roy Ward Baker and Stephanie Beacham and a second commentary track by actor Ian Ogilvy. Biographies for all the main cast/production team are included as well as a still gallery and trailers for other Dark Sky Films releases in the Amicus series. There are liner notes as well.
If you're a fan of this gothic thriller you can stop screaming about having to pay $50.00 for an out-of-print DVD and start screaming again now that it is on DVD at a reasonable price.
The time is 1795, in England, a young woman Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) moves to the house of her fiancé Charles Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy) in the country to get married to him. When she arrives, she feels interest in the portraits of the Fengriffen family, particularly in the one of Charle's grandfather Henry Fengriffen (Herbert Lom), which seems to have a sort of evil entity possessing it. While admiring Henry's face, a severed hand attacks Catherine through the picture on the wall. Later, she gets married to Charles, beginning her journey of mystery, eerie apparitions, secrets and deaths. Her days are filled with fear and the nights with horrors in a family that has been cursed.
"And Now The Screaming Starts!" is part of "The Amicus Collection," along with "The Beast Must Die!" (1974) and "Asylum" (1972). I've yet to see the later two titles, but have ordered them from Amazon and should be receiving them shortly. The reviews I've read about them, especially "Asylum," are very good and I can't wait to see them! Here are some other great British horror classics that need to be on dvd, but who knows when that will happen.
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All in all, this is a film for all fans of British horror.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The film is based on the novel Fengriffen by David Case. I liked all of the film (I never read the novel). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rainey Dawn
Hands down one of the films from hammer that can draw you in, and make you wonder what was going to happen next.Published 11 months ago by K.W. Kesler
The WORST chiller movies I ever saw! I am an avid old horror movie fan, but this movie is really bad!! Don't waste your time or money on it.Published 11 months ago by Francis C. Simonis
I so wanted to give this fewer stars although it is a decent production, I'm not a fan of these 70s horror movies however THIS one is important because it addresses droit du... Read morePublished 20 months ago by vvv
Say the name Amicus to horror fans and immediately one word comes to mind...anthology. Anthologies or portmanteau or multi-story films were Amicus' stock-in-trade. Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Chip Kaufmann
Set in late 18th C. England, this tale of horror starring Ian Ogilvy and Stephanie Beacham looks like a cross between THE BEAST WITH FIVE FINGERS, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES,... Read morePublished on July 6, 2013 by LMG
In 1795, Catherine [Stephanie Beacham] marries into the Fengriffin family, and comes to live at Fengriffin Hall with her husband Charles [Ian Ogilvy]. Read morePublished on February 22, 2011 by Channel KDK12
At first glance, Catherine's arrival at the Fengriffin estate to be wed by its current heir Charles seems like a storybook ending. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Dr. Nocturna