Friday, February 1, 2019

SCREAM FOR HELP (1984) Blu-ray review

Scream for Help (1984) d. Michael Winner (USA) (89 min)

Terror invades an upper-class New York community as 17-year old Christie Cromwell (Rachael Kelly) cleverly uncovers her stepfather Paul Fox’s (David Allen Brooks) horrifying plot to murder her wealthy mother (Marie Masters). She's onto him, yet no one will believe her because she's just a kid. Suspense builds when a series of shocking events confirms her worst fears. Alone, afraid, and helpless, terrified Christie and her mother are held prisoner in their own home at the mercy of Paul and his ruthless accomplices (Lolita Lorre, Rocco Sisto).

Directed by Michael Winner (Death Wish) and scripted by Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play), this is one of those “gotta see it to believe it” bonkers horror/action flicks that will leave your mouth hanging open in between exclamations of “Whoa! What?” Kudos to Shout! Factory for rescuing it from obscurity for a new generation to enjoy and share. Co-starring Corey Parker and Sandra Clark.


2K Scan from the Original Film Elements

“Stepfather Of The Year” with David Allen Brooks (16 min)

“Cruel Intentions” with screenwriter Tom Holland (14 min)

Audio Commentary featuring Justin Karswell (Hysteria Lives!, The Slasher Movie Book) and Amanda Reyes (Are You In The House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium)

Theatrical Trailer

Scream for Help is available now on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory and can be ordered HERE:


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