— And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

UK, USA, 1972
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.85:1
mono, English

A British/American horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker.

Plot Summary

Newlywed Catherine Fengriffen is haunted by and dreams and believes that she sees a disembodied hand around her new home. She discovers that her husband's grandfather brought a curse on the family when he violated the new wife of one of his tenant farmers and cut off the protesting farmer's hand and comes to fear that her unborn child may be the next victim.


Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
© Amicus Productions Ltd., MCMLXXIII []
Harbor Productions Inc. presents an Amicus production
Executive Producer: Gustave Berne
Produced by: Max J. Rosenberg and Milton Subotsky
Screenplay by: Roger Marshall
From the novel ‘Fengriffen‘ by: David Case
Director of Photography: Denys Coop
Editor: Peter Tanner
Music Composed and Conducted by: Douglas Gamley
Sound Mixer: Norman Bolland
Wardrobe Supervisor: Betty Adamson
Chief Make-up: Paul Rabiger
Chief Hairdresser: Mibs Parker
Art Director: Tony Curtis

Peter Cushing (Dr Pope)
Herbert Lom (Henry Fengriffen)
Patrick Magee (Dr Whittle)
Stephanie Beacham (Catherine Fengriffen)
Ian Ogilvy (Charles Fengriffen)
Geoffrey Whitehead (Silas)
Guy Rolfe (Maitland)
Rosalie Crutchley (Mrs Luke)
Gillian Lind (Aunt Edith)
Sally Harrison (Sarah)
Janet Key (Bridget)
John Sharp (Henry's friend)
Norman Mitchell (constable)
Lloyd Lamble (Sir John Westcliffe)
Kay Adrian

Alternative Titles

Bride of Fengriffen
Embryo des Bösen
– Germany
Fengriffen – shooting title
I Have No Mouth But I Must Scream
La maledizione
– Italy
Saat des Bösen – Germany (video)

Production Notes

A note in British trade journal CinemaTV Today suggested that “Samuelson's new camera mounting system, the “Louma” makes it's debut” in this film. 1CinemaTV Today no.9998 (16 September 1972) p.8



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.20 p.26
  • Cinefantastique vol.3 no.2 (Spring 1974) p.31 – review
  • CinemaTV Today no.9992 (5 August 1972) p.11 – note
  • CinemaTV Today no.9998 (16 September 1972) p.8 – note (All the production news…)
  • CinemaTV Today no.10107 (2 November 1974) p.14 – review
  • The Dark Side April 1993 pp.17-18 – credits, review
  • L'Écran Fantastique no.3 (1973) p.77 – review
  • Fangoria vol.7 no.67 (September 1987) pp.18-19 – video review (The Video Eye of Dr. Cyclops)
  • Filmfacts vol.16 no.2 (1973) pp.50-52 – reprinted reviews
  • Films and Filming vol.21 no.3 (December 1974) p.42 – review
  • Flesh and Blood no.3 (1994) pp.29, 30 – illustrated credits, review
  • The House of Hammer vol.1 no.2 (1976) pp.29-33 – illustrated article (The Devil's other children by Steve Moore)
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.41 no.490 (November 1974) p.243 – credits, review
  • Sight & Sound vol.3 no.5 (May 1993) p.68 – video note
  • Variety 9 May 1973 p.6 – credits, review

  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig  p.34
  • Amicus: The Studio That Dripped Blood p.102 by Allan Bryce (ed.) – credits, synopsis, production notes, review
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.275
  • British Gothic Cinema by Barry Forshaw p.76
  • British Horror Film Locations by Derek Pykett pp.15-16 – locations
  • The Director's Cut by Roy Ward Baker – production notes
  • Elliot's Guide to Films on Video by John Elliot p.27 – credits, review
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.145, 237, 237-38
  • Film Review 1975-76 by F. Maurice Speed (ed) p.162
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.23 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis pp.9-10 – credits, review
  • The Horror Film Handbook by Alan Frank p.13 – credits, review
  • Horror Films of the 1970s by John Kenneth Muir pp.244-245 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.136 – credits, review
  • Peter Cushing: The Gentle Man of Horror and His 91 Films by Deborah Del Vecchio and Tom Johnson pp.311-317 – illustrated synopsis, review, production notes, credits
  • by Walt Lee p.137 – credits
  • Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976 by Gary A. Smith pp.31
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.422-423 – illustrated review (by Martin Dallard)