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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

Yoinked from and the almighty wikipedia ...

"Scream and Scream Again is a 1970 British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler and starring Christopher Lee, Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. It is based on the novel The Disoriented Man by Peter Saxon. It is considered an underground cult classic.

Scream and Scream Again has a small reputation as a minor cult classic. There are a number of people, particularly when the film came out, who dismissed as incomprehensible, although this is equally something that Scream and Scream Again’s proponents cite as one of its virtues. To take a converse stance, one found Scream and Scream Again to be neither incomprehensible, nor compulsively culty. The plot is certainly all over the place and there is a clear desire to find out what is going on that keeps one glued to it for the most part. Once all the clues fall into place, the film becomes rather straightforward and by no means incomprehensible. Some of the running subplots – particularly the various killings set in the fascist dictatorship and of the two escaping British prisoners being recaptured and tortured – are of no importance to the plot and could easily have been dropped.

Scream and Scream Again is certainly an ambitious film in the number of genres it tries to straddle at once – it is trying to appeal to then the fad for Anglo-horror with its vampire-like killer and particularly its big name horror cast – Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price; it is also trying to be a spy film with its cutaways to shadowy goings on in Whitehall and foreign countries; it is trying to be a swinging 60s London film; and finally, of course, it unveils itself as a paranoid takeover science-fiction thriller that hearkens back to Quatermass 2/The Enemy from Space (1957) with its alien takeover of British bureaucracy. Ultimately, despite its modern surroundings and paranoia politics, Scream and Scream Again is squarely an old-fashioned mad scientist film.

Disappointing usage is made of the name horror cast, particularly Peter Cushing who gets to appear for only a single scene before being killed off.

Filming began May 5 1969. The only other feature to team 'Vincent Price', Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing was House of the Long Shadows (1983). In 1971, American International Pictures theatrically distributed this film on a double bill with The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant (1971). In interviews a number of years after the film was made, Vincent Price stated that he never understood the script at all.

The theme song for the film was by Amen Corner, who appeared in the film singing it. This was one of their last appearances before Andy Fairweather-Low departed for a solo career after a brief career as Fair Weather."

Steve's Snacks Of The Week:



A Few Chips

Peanut Butter Crackers


My Wife's Huge Ass Tits

... AND NOW, Reverend Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week absolutely FREE!

But first lets go over a few theater rules. Absolutely no talking is allowed. Any and all talkers will be murdered Chris Benoit style. No cell phones or African-American berries going off in the theater. And NO TEXTING!

And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).

So, all that's left to say is ...



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