The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Scream for Help

When: October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

Scream for Help (1984)
Dir. Michael Winner
Cast: Rachael KellyMarie MastersDavid Allen Brooks 
Runtime: 99 min
Country: USA
Format: Archival 35mm!

"Ten times trashier then DEATH WISH 3 and THE SENTINEL" - Obscure Cinema 101

"Think Nancy Drew meets The Stepfather at The Breakfast Club, and you pretty much have the premise of Scream for Help nailed down … It’s one of the most unusual films of the 80s and a laugh riot." - Thrill Me

A bonkers thriller sardonically scribed by Tom Holland (Fright Night), bombastically scored by John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) and outrageously directed by DEATH WISH's Michael Winner! But where most Winner films go straight from offensive to forgotten, this teenager-in-peril movie went from forgotten to such deep obscurity that it's often missing even from Winner filmographies.

Snoopy teen Christie finds out that cheating on her mother is the least sinister thing her stepfather is up to. He's planning to dispose of Mom and doesn't mind including Christie in the deal. She tells the police. They all laughed, and you will too.

Expect gory exits for almost-famous indifferent actors and a haphazard sense of plot logic and camera placement.


The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.