Screaming Skull, The (1958)

Mike / October 8th, 2010

The Screaming Skull (1958)


  • WillWill

    October 8, 2010 at 3:01 am

    1st, motherfuckers!!!

    Great review — I’m going to check this turd out!!! Loving October, man! Keep it up!!

  • powerth

    October 8, 2010 at 3:07 am


  • Maximum Mod

    October 8, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Oh wow, this looks horrible

  • Cece-InspiredByJamesRolfe

    October 8, 2010 at 3:08 am

    I am glad to say that I have been attending Camp Cult this year! lol…Lovin’ this year’s Monster Madness James! There should be a hat that has the “Cinemassacre” Logo on it and then a Camp Cult Patch!

  • Lock3Bon3

    October 8, 2010 at 3:17 am

    lol The ending is the best part. AHHH ITS THE SCREAMING SKULL! Have you ever seen brainscan? yea i know random 90’s? (not sure) movie abotu video games and horror! But its awesome. Keep up the good work. I think your vids are a reason to go about the day!

  • Cory Power

    October 8, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Man, I could listen to James talk about monster movies all day. If he just sat down and talked non-stop about movies for 5 hours I’d listen to it all in one sitting…hey James go talk about movies non-stop for 5 hours!

  • davidescu84

    October 8, 2010 at 3:37 am

    James you are awesome!
    I am from Spain and I give you the title of a spanish terror movie:
    “Karate a muerte en Torremolinos”
    In that film youΒ΄ll find:
    -Catholics Surfers
    -A Sea-Monster
    -Teenage virgins

    I hope you “like” it πŸ˜€

  • Dr. Forrester

    October 8, 2010 at 3:40 am

    This is one of my favorite MST3K episodes, and I didn’t even think for a second that it would make it into Monster Madness. Also, this is the first time I can think of where he actually used a clip of MST in a video, which is awesome. I’ve always loved that when Eric hits the ghost with the stool her arms just shoot out sideways

  • GoldRoger

    October 8, 2010 at 3:50 am

    They even offer free burial services in case you die of fright ??


  • davidescu84

    October 8, 2010 at 4:00 am

    I remember another spanhis terror movie not famous:

    “El Ataque del Pene Mutante del Espacio”
    (Attack of the Mutant Dick from Outer Space)

    That one is hilarious.

  • October 8, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Maybe they meant “died of fart?”

  • Tempest

    October 8, 2010 at 5:39 am

    I gotta say, James, I love the feel of all these reviews. The camp fire and film reels, it’s all great. I can tell you put a lot more work into it this year.

  • robertjlong

    October 8, 2010 at 5:49 am

    hey james do the beastwithn and hell night and madman marz and the burning sleepaway camp night of the creeps movies next before halloweens over

  • jakjoi

    October 8, 2010 at 5:51 am

    yay, my birthday!

  • Bender

    October 8, 2010 at 6:08 am

    LOL,at the skull knocking at the door……great gob James

  • horrorfanboy

    October 8, 2010 at 6:25 am

    The other day at a party store, I saw a DVD of “The Screaming Skull” for a dollar. I think I’ll check it out. Awesome job on the review.

    “The Screaming Bitch!” LOL

  • Crowbar

    October 8, 2010 at 6:40 am

    This is epic, especially the part with the skull at the end. Thank you so much πŸ˜€

  • slasherfan

    October 8, 2010 at 6:53 am

    cant wait till we get to the 70s and 80s

  • lfgubrs

    October 8, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Haha this movie seems awesome, Mostly thanks to you James, you can make the shittiest movie look interesting even though you trash it all the way through, πŸ˜› I wanna see how trashy the movies are:D haha.

    When does the AVGN motion picture coming out btw?:D

  • DD_R

    October 8, 2010 at 7:07 am

    3 movies from 1958? When are we gonna move on? πŸ˜€

  • Feldmarschall

    October 8, 2010 at 7:13 am

    The screaming b**tch hahaha…epic

  • qaau74E

    October 8, 2010 at 7:16 am

    The intro to this years Monster Madness is awesome. That it’s new persons saying the title every episode. Epic.

  • GialloHorror

    October 8, 2010 at 7:57 am

    1958 was obviously a great year for shitty horror films lol! I own this one, and to be honest with you I didn’t find it too horrible. I’ve certainly seen worse.
    I always laugh at the intro.

    I wish every month was October so I could see some “Monster Madness” every month.

    I’m really hoping we see “Beast of Yucca Flats” in this shitfest lol!

    Seeing MST3K and seeing jump cuts reminded me of “The Girl With Gold Boots” “I’m Back!” LMAO!

    I LOVE this shit! Thanks James

    HOLY SHIT! Bro I own the SAME exact DVD pack! HAHA! A lot of shitty stinkers on there, although there are some good films too like “Night of the Living Dead”, and “Nosferatu”. I also like the Price films on that pakc like “Last Man on Earth”, “House on Haunted Hill” and “The Bat”

    You’re the man dude!

  • CaptnHowdy

    October 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

    There’s a really odd jump cut in Poltergeist when there talking to the family next door and being bitten by bugs.. always thought that was strange.

  • xdeathknightx

    October 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Never knew that Murray had his own role in a movie. Guess he needed some cash for his world domination

  • Lesley M.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Hahaha! “The nonchalant dickhead who doesn’t care about his dead wife” Definitely my favorite moment so far.

  • Vlorsutes

    October 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I was expecting, instead of the whole skull in the cooler at the end, that you would have had a random cut in your post-review dialogue. This movie, like all the others you’ve reviewed for this year, has its own “charm” that you just can’t get anywhere else, that it’s so bad that it’s somehow good. Look forward to seeing tomorrow’s release.

  • DVious

    October 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Fuck yes. I hate this film! Bring on the madness!

  • gemini_dragon

    October 8, 2010 at 9:33 am

    good video thanks jams

  • gemini_dragon

    October 8, 2010 at 9:34 am

    james i meant to type sorry

  • mjmalmsteen

    October 8, 2010 at 9:34 am

    This is one movie I have seen. Because of Mystery Science I have it on a VHS tape I recorded off Scifi. I remember the best part is the Gumby short before the movie,where gumby uses robots to do his work,pretty darn funny. YEeeeeeasss mother.

  • hewylewis

    October 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Oh please, please, please do the Alligator People!! I think it was one of Lon Chaney jr.’s best monster movies!

  • Dazbean

    October 8, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Die because itΒ΄s to scary? ThatΒ΄s just HAHAHAHAHAH “donk”….

  • October 8, 2010 at 10:28 am

    If anyone’s interested. Public Domain = Why bother paying for a DVD.

  • Esa

    October 8, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I watched this movie on youtube πŸ˜€ few months ago

  • October 8, 2010 at 10:41 am

    AGH! It’s the screaming skull! AAAAAAGGGHHHH!!
    Gotta love your movies, Jamie. πŸ™‚

  • October 8, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Great review, I may buy that 50 movie combo pack =)

  • supercolin8045

    October 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

    haha I’m in my college’s library listening to this and i had all i could do to not laugh when he said the two revised titles lol

  • October 8, 2010 at 11:16 am

    At this rate, I am scared that old Jamesy is going to run out of films to review, man that man is fast

  • Hoff

    October 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Oooow, the vid appears to be gone…

  • Hoff

    October 8, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Wait, it wasn’t. It just went wrong in the moment. Anyways good stuff, but i’m not gonna watch this movie.

  • October 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Yeah, I agree, they should call it “The Screaming Bitch” …

  • ChopsticksOnFire

    October 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Ha, ha, another one I got on DVD for Β£1. Might put this at the bottom of the watch pile.

  • Squall85

    October 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    This is the best “Cinemassacre’s Monster Madness” voice so far. OMG, Mystery Science, I thought I will be looking for this show for all eternity!!! Thank you James!!!!! 50 cents? It did worth it. Now THAT is a shitty horror movie.

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Did you knock over your beer at the end? Heh.

  • October 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    The plot is a little but like the plot of Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’. Anyone else notice?

  • October 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    (It may KILL you) “If you watch it in front of a moving bus.”

    “Yup, when you think shocking horror, you think german oomp pah pah music.”

    The episode also had that great Crow’s laughing skull prank skit and the Gumby short. BEST EPISODE EVER!

  • Monstermash

    October 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    50 cents , ask for your money back and get two gum balls out the candy machine.You’ll enjoy the cheap non lasting then that bad flick, lol. Who I’m kidding , If I made a movie it would turn out the same way maybe even worse ,lol .

  • RoryVideos

    October 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    The director of this movie had to be a real “numb skull” to make a movie like this. You would have to be a complete “bonehead” to buy this movie after seeing the review for it. I’m glad this movie kept “quiet” because I’d probably “scream” if I saw it.

  • October 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Is that laugh at the end the laugh of Thriller.

  • Butch Bitch

    October 8, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    @Marcus S W McLean- Yeah I did. Except Rebecca is obviously way better than this piece of shit!

    “The Screaming Bitch” haha.

  • svmazuk

    October 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    your titles of the movie cracked me up

  • October 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hahaha, I saw this on MST3K too the first time. I thought they did a great job with it.

    I always felt kinda sorry for Mickey the gardener :/

  • October 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I wonder how many skulls they broke during the making of that film.

  • sutekh22

    October 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    50’s were THE decade of cult horror movies for me. I was a Teenage Werewolf (still not on DVD), House on Haunted Hill (did James already cover this one in a past year), the Tingler (ditto?), The Alligator People (great suggestion!) and tons more. You had so many goofy bizarre what the heck were they thinking horror movies. And yet I love em all.

  • davidescu84

    October 8, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Great spanish terror short:

  • pickes500

    October 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I have that same ice chest.

  • October 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Is that the skull from the Dr.Jekyl and Mr. Hyde AVGN review? πŸ™‚

  • October 8, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I’m really enjoying these. but skulls are not scary. If there was some rotten flesh on that skull, or an eyeball in the socket. Then it would seem a bit more scary. but a skull on it’s own aint scary. We had one of those in biology class, I was never asacerd of that. πŸ™‚

  • Attack of the n00b

    October 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I havn’t seen a skeleton scream that much since Paris Hilton’s last music video.

  • October 8, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I’ve always been scared shitless by horror movies, but I’m so facinated by them. I want to know more about them without the clinging fear. Your Monster Madness videos helped me with that. Thanks, James.

  • October 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Dear James,
    I love all your videos weather its monster madness, board james , especially AVGN, but i think a feature you should add onto the website is related videos.
    I watch video to video only having to go back to the same page before it and select another one to watch.
    Now, i dont want to be a pain in the @$$ but i think you know what I’m talking about.

    Thanks James.

  • JarradReynolds

    October 8, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Glad he referred to the MST 3000 episode with this movie. That’s where I first saw it.

    Funny stuff. haha

  • witangee_king

    October 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    dude your the best guy ever, i watch all your vids and this is as good as ever, keep it up maaan

  • downtownrunner

    October 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    This year’s Monster Madness is coming along really awesome. I wonder if James will get into some of the horror B movies from the 90s like Castle Freak (1995) or arguably one of the most grotesque movies of the mid 90s (The Dentist); I suppose we shall see…

  • volt28

    October 9, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Okay…I laughed hard at this one. Good job.
    The plot reminds me of Rebecca. My mom loved that movie and book and iIwas named after it. Go figure. Thanks mom
    The Screaming Bitch……………lmfao

  • Tylur

    October 9, 2010 at 3:28 am

    This film was on a recent DVD I purchased called Drive-In Classics. It made my day to see james review it!

  • October 9, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Yeah, as mentioned above MST3K did a great job with this one. It was the only way I could stand to watch it.

  • vinetari

    October 9, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Producers were supposedly offering a free coffin and burial service to anyone who died of fright during the movie’s climax. There’s no documentation regarding if they ever had to make good on the offer, though one wonders if it would have stood up if you died of *boredom*… which was far more likely.

  • kazberry

    October 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I thought of Rebecca as well, actually. Pretty interesting considering i just saw Rebecca for the first time yesterday morning.

  • avgnfan96

    October 9, 2010 at 11:39 am

    the screaming BITCH lol great reveiw james

  • October 9, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Oh my god. I was crying from laughing so hard.

  • October 10, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Funny one.

  • mishmishluvsmario

    October 10, 2010 at 9:13 am

    lol good ending

  • October 11, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Re-watched this one a few times, my god its creepy, ‘jinkeys’ as the Scooby crew would say:

  • Nin10dO

    October 11, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Great movie title @ 2:48. Lol

  • SleepyGothGirl

    October 13, 2010 at 1:14 am

    You just saved me a dollar πŸ˜€ Thanks!
    I find some half decent Horror movies at Dollar Tree. Sometimes.
    Like TheDevil Bat starring Bela Lugosi! First Lugosi film I ever saw and instantly fell in love with him.

  • Jeremy E

    October 19, 2010 at 7:44 am

    I always love uncovering stuff like this in those horror pack dvds with a bunch of old movies you find in the five dollar bin at walmart

  • Ben_from_G-town

    October 20, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I still need to get those fifty horror classics!

    Oh yeah, and that is one of the best MST3K’s ever… love that you did a review of the movie as well… and when you got attacked by skull at the end… too funny.

    Seriously, you have an old film projector, a smoke machine, and now a skull? WTF? πŸ˜€

  • Blaine

    October 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Haha this movie is brilliant! Bought it today for Β£1. had drinks and a few friends over to watch it! Some movies are just so bad they’re good!
    Keep up the epic reviews man!

  • October 26, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Looks like someone fucked up making the DVD, because the missing footage is intact in a version I found here –

    I guess whoever put out the DVD just grabbed any old copy of the movie they had and didn’t even watch it.

  • LifeIsMotion

    November 7, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Oh wow, the chick who did the intro voice on this one did a good job.

  • November 21, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I Just Bought That 50 movie pack and Watched This Film… hahah its good old cheesy fun!

    Great Review!

  • TheBeatles4ever

    December 19, 2010 at 2:01 am

    I hope this clears up everything to everyone and James. I watched this movie earlier today, and my DVD copy is only the movie itself. No double-pack, or in a collection. I watched it, and went it got to the jump cut scenes, they didn’t jump cut. The first jump cut you show is her walking up to the window, then she closes it. Right as she closes it she turns to the right and saw the portrait of Marion for the first time and was frightened. The second she says she wants her husband to take her to the Doctor in the morning, while he refuses. Hope this helps.

  • 154

    December 24, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I saw that on mst3k, “Yep SHOCKING HORROR” best mst3k ever

  • January 3, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I actually saw this movie and two other bad horror movies being sold in a Poundland store (a shop here in England were everything costs Β£1, it’s a popular chain store). It’s a good thing I watched this review XD

  • January 13, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I think I have that 50 Horror movie pack…

    Nope, same company, but mine is a “Chilling Classics” 50 movie collection.

  • January 13, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks TheBeatles4ever for the surprising info! Where can I find this DVD?

  • TheBeatles4ever

    January 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    @Allen Lucas No problem! I found my copy of this in a Barnes & Nobles. Here in Florida we have this like really nice, two story Barnes & Nobles. With a whole room dedicated to Music and Movies. I found my copy there, for about $4 or $5. Along with other movies that were there, which I was surprised they were. Hope this helps! (:

  • phunqsauce

    May 3, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Random trivia bit: The gardener, Mickey, is played by the director of the movie Alex Nicol. This is one of my fave episodes of MST3K ever!

  • preying4war

    July 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    “The film broke & it was horrible!” Hilarious!

  • ravinspawn

    September 8, 2011 at 11:29 am

    LOL wtfh

  • penpan

    September 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    this movie kinda reminds me of this old Bettie Davis movie where her cousin (Olivia DeHavilland) was trying to drive her crazy with making her think her murdered lover was after her. It looks great! I think its on a 50 movie boxset I just got. Can’t wait to watch it!

  • JulianHamiltonJohnson

    December 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    it is

  • Kon999

    March 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    The Screaming Bitch! Coming out this Summer!

  • timthemovieguy

    October 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I was in Party City the other night, and on a rack they had this movie for about a $1 or $0.50. The funny thing is it had a random cover art on it. I actually found the photo

  • Maggie1983

    October 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Keeping old paintings of the old wife who died? Sounds like the poem “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning. I wonder if they got inspiration from that poem. Maybe they should do something on “Porphyria’s Lover”. Read it, and you’ll see what I mean. Robert Browning had some issues with women, it seemed, based on his poetry.

  • August 1, 2013 at 2:51 am

    im gonna check this skull full of shit

  • fcabanski

    October 29, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Wait, is James of today a fake? The skull killed the real James.

  • EagleMcAmerica

    March 7, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Maybe The Screaming Skull was referring to Jenny’s skull. It sure screamed a lot.

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