Scream for Help (1984)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Scream for Help could be a failed horror spoof, or just a bad horror film -- either way, this story about a teenage daughter trying to convince the world that her cheating stepfather is out to kill her wealthy mother has its flaws. When the young teenager finally gets some proof that she is right, she and her mother are taken captive by the crazed stepfather, and a series of grisly murders results. With pompously dramatic music and acting that is over the edge, the story plays as tongue-in-cheek, until the blood and gore start to gush, turning anyone's stomach.

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accident, extramarital-affair, family, family-in-danger, family-secrets, investigation, mental-illness, mother, murder, paranoia, scheme, step-relative, teenagers