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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

10 Most Underrated Horror/Slasher Films Part 3:Silent Scream(1980)


I still remember going to see this movie back in the day and it scared the shit out of an 8-year old me!! Silent Scream is a little different than most films on this list, as it is more of a thriller, than a slasher film. Actually, to me, it seems more of a variation on the "old dark house" films, of the 40's & 50's, than a straight up slasher film. But because of the time of it's release, and the marketing strategies, it has always been labelled as a slasher film.

Boasting an incredible cast including Barbara Steele(horror-queen extraordinaire), Yvonne DeCarlo(that's Lilly Munster to you), and Rebecca Balding(the "almost" scream-queen), the acting helps elevate this film over others released at the time. The story concerns Scotti(Balding), who arrives too late to college to receive a dorm, and is forced to take up residence in a gloomy old mansion. Presumably only occupied by the teenage Mason, and his mother(DeCarlo), and 3 other students. When things start getting weird and a couple of the students end up mysteriously dead, Scotti and her new beau, stumble upon one of the creepiest settings in horror movie history. They are not alone in the house, and someone doesn't want them there!!

I am so happy to announce that Silent Scream will finally receive a DVD release by Scorpion Releasing(???) at the end of November, please check it out, you won't be disappointed.

3 comments:

  1. Dude, do you remember the commercial for this movie? Terrifying! I think it's just that scene lifted from the film where the camera is inside the vent and then at the end a hand comes breaking through the boards that have been nailed to keep the person on the end sealed inside. Freaky!

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  2. Oh yeah!! That's the reason that I had to see it as a horror-obsessed 8 year old!!

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  3. It makes my heart happy to see it's coming to DVD. I should be getting a promo of it soon. Can't wait!

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