#37 – Scream For Help: October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.
The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Scream for Help
"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.