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The Comeback (Encore) (The Day the Screaming Stopped)

The Comeback (Encore) (The Day the Screaming Stopped) (1978)

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British sado-exploitation guru Pete Walker directed this mundane horror-mystery about an American pop star (Jack Jones) who, after a long hiatus, decides to return to England in an attempt to jump-start his career and finds himself immersed in a supernatural mystery involving the grisly murder of his estranged wife at their London flat. Through revelations provided by his wife's ghost, he attempts to solve the murder -- which may have been committed by something not entirely human. Although

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Jan 31, 2006

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If, like me, you ever wanted to see a slasher film starring Jack Jones then this is your best option.

January 23, 2014 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

The flick never really comes close to being scary, but it has a kitschy old-school charm that helps one forgive the slow stretches.

May 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Monsters At Play
Monsters At Play

Audience Reviews for The Comeback (Encore) (The Day the Screaming Stopped)

With its artificially bright lighting and prominent use of "Love Boat" singer Jack Jones and David Doyle (then riding high on "Charlie's Angels"), "The Comeback" feels like made-for-TV hokum. Jones plays an unlikely superstar singer (since when did '70s easy-listening acts sell six million copies?) whose return from a long hiatus is hampered when someone starts killing people in his inner circle. Suspects are set up with unsubtle calculation (one red herring is particularly ridiculous) and then killed off. Holly Palance has an especially thankless role as Jones' ex-wife who is brutally murdered at the start and then has her corpse repeatedly turn up in more and more mutilated form.
March 20, 2013
Eric Broome

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