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The Screaming Skull (1958)
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07.01.09

The Screaming Skull (1958) Newlyweds Eric and Jenni Whitlock retire to his desolate mansion, where Eric's first wife Marianne died from a mysterious freak accident. Jenni, who has a history of mental illness, begins to see strange things including a mysterious skull, which may or may not be a product of her imagination. Suspicion falls on Mickey, the estate's mentally challenged gardener, who was seemingly was very attached to his former mistress.

Movie Tagline:
FREE!! We guarantee to bury you without charge if you die of fright during SCREAMING SKULL!

Title: Screaming Skull, The
Release Date: January , 1958
Runtime: 68 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 2.8
Buried.com Rating: 3.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Director(s):
Alex Nicol

Cast:
John Hudson ...Eric Whitlock
Peggy Webber ...Jenni Whitlock
Russ Conway ...Reverend Edward Snow
Tony Johnson ...Mrs. Snow
Alex Nicol ...Mickey

Producer(s):
John Coots
John Kneubuhl
Thomas F. Woods

Writer(s):
John Kneubuhl

Composer(s):
Ernest Gold




More Movie Taglines:
  • FREE!! We guarantee to bury you without charge if you die of fright during SCREAMING SKULL!
  • The tortured ghost who claims vengeance in the bride's bedroom!
  • Free coffin if you don't DIE OF FRIGHT!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Narrator: "The Screaming Skull" is a motion picture that reaches its climax in shocking horror. It's impact is so terrifying that it may have an unforeseen effect. It may *kill* you!
  • Jenni Whitlock: Eric, when you found me, what else was there? Eric Whitlock: What do you mean, 'What else?' Jenni Whitlock: A skull?
Movie Trivia:
  • Released as the top half of a double feature with Terror from the Year 5000 (1958).
  • Though it is never credited, the film is based on Francis Marion Crawford's classic horror story of the same title, first published around 1906. Interestingly, Crawford's inspiration for the tale, in turn, came from the folklore surrounding the so-called "screaming skull" that was kept on display at Bettiscomb Manor in Dorset, England. The actual skull that inspired both the story and the movie is said to be that of a black slave whose request for burial in his native country was denied following his death and was subsequently followed by strange occurrences and unexplainable shrieking noises that emanated from the wooden box in which the skull was kept.
  • The death-mask on Marian's tombstone is a reproduction of the famous "l'Inconnue de la Seine", reputed to be the face of a young French suicide who, like the deceased wife in the film, died in the water.
  • The newlyweds' car is a rare mid-50's gull-wing Mercedes.
  • The score this film features some of the earlier work of celebrated composer Ernest Gold, who would later go on to win an Academy Award for the soundtrack to Exodus (1960).
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