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The Screaming Skull Details


For reasons best known to local TV programmers, the modest shocker was telecast on what seemed to be a daily basis in the 1960s. The hero-villain is Eric (played by John Hudson, who later billed himself as William Hudson), the husband of neurotic millionairess Jenni Peggy Webber. By strategically placing miniature skulls all over the house, Eric hopes to drive Jenni into madness so that he can take control of her fortune. The police suspect that Mickey the gardener Alex Nicol, who also directed the film) is the man behind the campaign of terror, but the truth finally surfaces in the last reel, wherein Eric gets what's coming to him-and more besides. Perhaps it's worth noting that the 10-minute abdridgement of Alex Nicol, made available to the 8-mm home movie market in the 1970s, is just as entertaining as the full-length feature. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Peggy Webber
as Jenni
Russ Conway
as Rev. Snow
Alex Nicol
as Mickey
David McCallum


Alex Nicol
Floyd D.Crosby
Ernest Gold
Composer (Music Score)
Ernest Gold
Elisabeth Lutyens
Composer (Music Score)