And Now The Screaming Starts!
| 91 MINS | COLOUR | AMICUS |
It is England, 1795. Newlyweds Charles Fengriffen and his wife Catherine arrive at the Fengriffen mansion. It is not long before Catherine is beset by a spooky series of hallucinations, namely, a creepy severed hand, and a baleful ghost, with no eyes, staring in through the window.
When it is announced that she has fallen pregnant, Catherine is sent into a downward spiral and has a breakdown. It becomes clear that Charles is withholding a dark secret about the Fengriffen family from Catherine.
To assist in finding a solution to the visions and attacks that are tormenting Catherine, Charles brings in the help of a man of science, Dr Pope.
Britishhorrorfilms: It can be a bit slow in places, but thereís much to recommend this film - not least Beachamís chest, I mean performance.
Timeout: The film might more accurately have been called The Screaming Never Stops, because Beacham screeches incessantly throughout, an effect more wearing than suspenseful.
Mondoesoterica: Boasting some very strong acting, solid production, beautiful music and an inspired directorial turn from Roy Ward Baker, And Now the Screaming Starts is a near-perfect ghost story, with only some elements of the script letting it down.