Friday, October 19, 2007

Hammer's Scream Of Fear On TCM Today

Hammer Horror's splendid 1961 thriller SCREAM OF FEAR is airing on Turner Classic Movies this afternoon. This fine little chiller features a great starring turn by the much missed Susan Strasberg, as well as good supporting work by Christopher Lee. It has been years since I have seen this Seth Holt/Jimmy Sangster collaboration and TCM's letterbox transfer should be a good one. Hopefully it bodes well for a DVD release of this under seen gem as well.


Rogue Spy 007 said...

Sounds great. I haven't seen this film for years. I love Hammer films, especially if it had either Christopher Lee or Peter Cushing in it. Whenever it gets close to Halloween, there are some great horror films that get shown.

Cinebeats said...

I may finally be getting TCM very soon as well as other cable channels.

Our cable company has been calling all month to tell us they're changing rates, going digital next year and that we'll have to step into the future if we want to continue to get cable TV.

If it all works outs, hopefully we'll have it before Halloween! We're getting our first flat-panel HD TV on Monday and I'm excited. We've been without a TV for months now and having to watch movies on the computer, and I really miss our old 32 inch Sony tube TV.

With the new HD TV and cable, I'll finally feel a bit more "plugged in."

Mr. Peel said...

I knew they were running this, but I forgot to tape it. Oh well. Hopefully they'll show it again at some point. It's been a long time, but I remember liking it.

Jeremy Richey said...

Thanks Keith,
I love Hammer as well and do love all the horror films that pop up in October.

Thanks so much. That is so great that you might be getting cable and a new set. I really hope to be able to get a decent widescreen set once I finally wrap up school and get some money flowing again...hope you and your husband enjoy your new one and thanks for the comments.

Thanks Mr. Peel,
The print they showed wasn't letterbox like advertised but a quick spot check showed it to be a good print. I hope to give it a look this weekend...thanks for commenting. Hope they show it again soon so you can give it another look.

Anonymous said...

The TCM article mentions that SCREAM runs 10 minutes less than the UK TASTE version, this is something I never heard before. I wonder if the longer version is available anywhere?