Set in 1795 England, And Now the Screaming Starts! tells the tale of blissful newlyweds Catherine (Stephanie Beacham) and Charles Fengriffen (Ian Ogilvy) who move into his ancestral family mansion. On their wedding night, Catherine is raped by a malevolent spirit. She is plagued further by a series of haunting visions involving an eyeless woodsman and a murderous, disembodied hand. Can a savage act of depravity and violence committed by one of Charles' ancestors be to blame? Charles fears that his bride is going insane and calls for Dr. Whittle (Patrick Magee). Unable to help Catherine overcome her visions, Dr. Whittle calls for assistance from a fellow practitioner, Dr. Pope (Peter Cushing), who uses reason and logic to combat what he assumes is a mental disorder. In time, Dr. Pope finds himself fighting a losing battle against the forces of the supernatural, intent on carrying out a bloody family curse.
These Lungs Were Made For Screaming!
- And Now the Screaming Starts! review by Spoons
Enjoyable Amicus horror from a time when CGI and gross out gore FX didn't exist. This is the sort of movie that would turn up on BBC 2s horror double bill season late on Saturday nights back in the late 70's' early 80's. I saw most of those but must of missed this one so I was pleased to see Cinema Paradiso had this in their catologue. Good perfomances from a good cast and Mr Cushing is always a treat to watch. All in all a nice atmospheric chiller.
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