A Distant Scream (1984)

Genres - Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Supernatural Horror, Whodunit  |   Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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On the verge of closing their doors in the mid-1980s, Britain's Hammer studios produced this passable supernatural thriller, which received its debut on American cable television. Hammer regular Stephanie Beacham stars as a woman vacationing with her photographer husband (David Carradine) at a lush seaside hotel, where she is tormented nightly by the anguished cries of a man apparently re-enacting his own murder (Carradine again). Or is the tragic specter actually a ghostly echo from the future, foreshadowing ominous events yet to come? Interesting but ultimately predictable, the film benefits from good performances, and Carradine is quite effective in a double role. Also known as Dying Truth.

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ghost, lover, husband-and-wife, resort, supernatural, vacation, extramarital-affair, fear, seaside, sounds, diplomat, visit, youth