Screaming Mimi (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Screaming Mimi (1958)

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Movie Info

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 wounds, heal, the psychic wounds continue to haunt the poor dancer, who must go to a psychiatrist for help. When a reporter hears about the case, he suspects the work of a serial killer and starts investigating. He finds that each of the killer's victims are given a horrifying sculpture of a woman screaming. Meanwhile, the girl's doctor finds himself falling in love with her.

Cast

Anita Ekberg
as Virginia Wilson
Philip Carey
as Bill Sweeney
Gypsy Rose Lee
as Joann "Gypsy"
Harry Townes
as Dr. Greenwood
Romney Brent
as Charlie Wilson
Alan Gifford
as Capt. Bline
Oliver McGowan
as Walter Krieg
Red Norvo
as Red Yost
Stephen R. Ellsworth
as Dr. Joseph Robinson
Vaughan Taylor
as Roal Reynarde
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Critic Reviews for Screaming Mimi

All Critics (3)

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

May 4, 2012 | Full Review…

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

November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

June 2, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Screaming Mimi

½

Hooty low budget affair isn't too hard to figure out but has the attractions of a stunning Anita Ekberg and one of the rare appearances of Gypsy Rose Lee.

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