My World Dies Screaming (1958)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Haunted House Film  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The "psycho"-logical melodrama My World Dies Screaming was appropriately released on a double bill with Lost, Lonely and Vicious, which also featured a profoundly disturbed protagonist. In My World, Gerald Mohr plays Philip Tierney, who hopes to expunge the inner demons plaguing his wife Sheila (Cathy O'Donnell). He persuades her to return to the crumbling old mansion where, as a child, she witnessed a brutal axe murder. Incredibly, the killers do not return to finish the job; instead, the audience is treated to all manner of pseudo-Freudian symbolism as Sheila subconsciously battles her way towards normalcy. My World Dies Screaming isn't bad: it's just that the films substitutes style for substance.




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