Screaming Mimi (1958)

Screaming Mimi


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Two years before Hitchcock terrified audiences with the shower scene from Psycho, audiences recoiled at the shower scene in this dark and decidedly twisted psychological thriller. The tale of terror centers on an exotic dancer (Anita Ekberg) who is terrorized by a knife-wielding homicidal maniac. She is cut up but not seriously hurt as her step brother bursts into the bathroom and shoots the killer before he finishes. Unfortunately, the slasher escapes. Time passes, and while the physical … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Robert Blees
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as Virginia Wilson

as Bill Sweeney

as Joann "Gypsy"

as Dr. Greenwood

as Charlie Wilson

as Capt. Bline

as Walter Krieg

as Red Yost

as Dr. Joseph Robinson

as Roal Reynarde
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Critic Reviews for Screaming Mimi

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

... a real cult item in the film noir filmography, weird and lurid and kitschy, but fascinating all the same.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Parallax View

The movie is discreet by modern standards, but 'Screaming Mimi' has so much sex on the brain the characters almost leak.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This twisted thriller is a scream in all the wrong ways.

Full Review… | June 2, 2008
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