Die Screaming, Marianne (1971)

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The first horror film from notorious British director Pete Walker, this is a brutal but rather pedestrian pulp thriller about a fetching young go-go dancer (Susan George, in her first starring role) who is stalked in and around an isolated house by ruthless assassins determined to prevent her from reaching her 21st birthday. It seems Marianne is in line for a sizable inheritance from the man she claims is her father -- a crooked magistrate whose career is threatened by her very existence. As if that weren't enough, knowledge of the girl's newfound wealth inspires a team of would-be kidnappers who show up at the villa to beef up the body count. Fans of Walker's blood-drenched thrillers might detect a glimmer of burgeoning talent here, but the suspense is hampered by a clunky script and silly dialogue, and the lovely George is probably just warming up for the following year's Straw Dogs. Also known as Die Beautiful, Marianne! ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
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R
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Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Susan George
as Marianne
Leo Genn
as Judge
Anthony Sharp
as Registrar
Christopher Sandford
as Sebastian Smith
Judy Huxtable
as Hildegarde
Barry Evans
as Eli Frome
Kenneth Hendel
as Rodriguez
Martin Wyldeck
as Policeman
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½

This was my first foray into the world of Pete Walker, and it was fairly middle of the road, to be perfectly honest. I was expecting something of a horror film, but this was in fact more of a thriller/mystery about a young woman who finds herself on the run from assassins when she approaches her 21st birthday and the acquisition of her inheritance. It's watchable enough, but I was just in the mood for something different. Rental?

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Die Screaming, Mariane finally made me decide that hate Pete Walker's films--they are always boring and forgettable, and Die Screaming Mariane ranks at the bottom of the list. What could have been a decent psychological, paranoid thriller featuring an inheritance and incestuous family relations becomes nothing more than a snorefest despite starring the beautiful Susan George from Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Al Miller
Al Miller

Die Screaming, Mariane finally made me decide that hate Pete Walker's films--they are always boring and forgettable, and Die Screaming Mariane ranks at the bottom of the list. What could have been a decent psychological, paranoid thriller featuring an inheritance and incestuous family relations becomes nothing more than a snorefest despite starring the beautiful Susan George from Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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