Monday, December 7, 2009

Screen Captures of the Day - The Silent Scream (1980)

In 1980's The Silent Scream, Barbara Steele looks amazing, hypnotising, as a regressed, childlike killer, stealing the movie from the 57-minute mark onward, when she finally appears. Barbara probably still looks amazing today, wherever she is. The last half hour of this movie is pure weird-ass, low-budget, American-made gold, but the first 55 mins. are some rough going, with teeedious buildup, wooden acting and unnecessary expositional dialogue. Payoff, though, in the dozens.