Horror Review: Scream Of Fear (1961)

A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father’s estate after ten years, and although she’s told he’s away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

What Horror fan doesn’t love a good old Hammer Horror film?!

It’s very well known that Hammer Studios released a plethora of films right up until it sadly closed. Some great, some good and, well some that were awful. The problem is though that some films, no matter how great they are, get lost in time and end up being forgotten about.

Sadly this feature seems to be one that has been forgotten about over time, it goes to show it even happens to films that star Horror icons such as Sir Christopher Lee. But on a positive note that gives film fans a chance to rediscover these forgotten classics, such as this gem of a film.

Director Soth Holt takes writer Jimmy Sangster’s story and really ramps up the suspense and gives us a moody, chilling picture that is absolutely bursting with atmosphere. It’s so well shot that honestly, well, it’s like watching a moving piece of art, It’s mesmerising to watch.

When Hammer films were great, they were truly great and this film is evidence of that. I’ve heard rumblings over the last few years that there’s a remake of this film in the works, in my opinion it won’t be able to even come close to the quality of what this feature managed to capture.

“Scream Of Fear” is indeed a feature that has been lost in time but it more than deserves to be discovered once again and be given the classic stamp that it deserves.

If you want to see the “Scream Of Fear” trailer then just click on the video below:

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