A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Director:

Alex Nicol

Writer:

John Kneubuhl
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Hudson ... Eric Whitlock
Peggy Webber ... Jenni Whitlock
Russ Conway ... Rev. Edward Snow
Tony Johnson Tony Johnson ... Mrs. Snow
Alex Nicol ... Mickey
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

FREE!! We guarantee to bury you without charge if you die of fright during SCREAMING SKULL! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The cast members were paid $1000 each plus a share of the profits to be paid out later. However, American-International never paid out any of these shares. See more »

Goofs

As Eric watches the skull fall down the stairs, a stick is visible trying to tip the skull over. See more »

Quotes

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!
See more »

Connections

Featured in Horror Hotel: The Screaming Skull (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphonie Fantastique - Dream of a Witches' Sabbath
(uncredited)
Music by Hector Berlioz
See more »

User Reviews

 
Is there a word for 'fear of finding skulls in unusual places'?
20 January 2000 | by GoryDetailsSee all my reviews

I *love* this movie. It terrified me deliciously on late-night TV when I was 12 or so, and when I discovered it on video in recent years I found it just as enjoyable as I remembered. [I admit that I no longer have to whip back the sheets to reassure myself that there's no skull in the bed, but as a kid I enjoyed several highly dramatic bedtimes because of "The Screaming Skull"...]

And the ghost in the greenhouse (plus funky theme music) still strikes me as a standout spook clip. Over the top? Maybe - but if a horror movie can't be over the top, what can?


25 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 122 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Screaming Skull See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Madera Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed