A newlywed couple moves in to the family mansion, where the beautiful young Catherine succumbs to the home's malevolent spirits and quickly becomes impregnated by a mysterious force. As those around her begin falling prey to a series of deadly accidents, Catherine must uncover the family's dark history with the help of a local doctor if she hopes to live! Although it often echoes the paranoia and madness found in both ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE INNOCENTS, the British shocker AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS is a frightful ghost tale all unto itself. It features top-rate performances by Ian Ogilvy, Herbert Lom, Peter Cushing, and Stephanie Beacham, whose role as Catherine truly sets the film apart. Catherine nearly faces a mental collapse as she is haunted by the ghastly images from the past, but it is never certain whether they are held within her own imagination or if she is truly being tormented by the ghosts. Roy Ward Baker preserves this soft-spoken suspense using his graceful camera work and sinister mood that prevails all throughout the house. AND SOON THE SCREAMING STARTS proves to be a chilling tale of murder and revenge from beyond the grave, and is one of only a few feature-length Horror films by Britain's famous Amicus Productions.
If you liked AND NOW THE SCREAMING STARTS, check out:
SCREAM OF FEAR, THE INNOCENTS, ROSEMARY'S BABY.