01 October 2014

Scream and Scream Again (1969)
94 min.
Directed by Gordon Hessler.
With Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alfred Marks, Christopher Matthews, Judy Huxtable, Yutte Stensgaard, Uta Levka, Anthony Newlands.
This cult horror from director Hessler won't appeal to all tastes - it's rather confusing plotwise, and thematically all over the board - but on the whole it ain't too bad.

A serial killer prowls on young women and drains their blood. Scotland Yard is on the case.

A strange, unmanned laboratory captures live humans and dismembers them slowly, but to what end?

A fascist government seeks to control some apparently deadly secret.

Three seemingly unlinked plotlines converge in this bizarre little horror tale, working surprisingly well upon its conclusion.

Price is underused, while Lee & Cushing offer only supporting roles.

Still, it's worth a view for its unique narrative structure. And it offers a fun variation on the 'mad doctor' theme, now with international overtones.

Watch out for that vat of acid.

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