21 May 2024
And Now the Screaming Starts (1972)
90 min.
Directed by Roy Ward Baker.
With Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Herbert Lom, Ian Ogilvy, Patrick Magee, Guy Rolfe, Rosalie Crutchley, Geoffrey Whitehead, Gillian Lind.
Quite enjoyable Amicus ghost revenge story.

Newlyweds Charles and Catherine Fengriffen arrive at the family estate ready to begin their new life together, but soon the bride (Beacham) is terrorized by horrible visions of an eyeless ghost and a crawling hand.

Is there a curse on the Fengriffin line? Does the mysterious woodsman who lives on the land play a role?

Beacham is wonderful as the tortured wife, Cushing a welcome sight as the helpless Dr. Pope. Well shot with excellent locations (the exteriors shot at famous Oakley Court, home to Rocky Horror Picture Show among others.)

A nice "it's a devil, but it's my baby!" finale tops the action. Watch out for disembodied hands!

Also known as Bride of Fengriffen.

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