The Night God Screamed (1971)
Genre: Crime | Horror
Country: USA | Director: Lee Madden
Language: English | Subtitles: None
Aspect ratio: 1.33:1 | Length: 86mn
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A woman is persecuted by Jesus freaks after they’ve crucified her preacher husband. “The Night God Screamed” is obviously inspired by murderous activities of Charles Manson and his ‘family’.
It mixes relentless suspense and unsettling undertones of religious fanaticism. Jeanne Crain stars as the widow of a murdered preacher who is later systematically stalked and terrorised by the same crazed religious cult once led by twisted Jesus freak Billy Joe Harlan and responsible for her husbands death.
Very effective suspense flick which easily maintains a nail-biting sense of tension. The central performance of Jeanne Crain is excellent. She plays the woman on the edge of total breakdown. All in all “The Night God Screamed” is a well paced, highly effective and suspenseful little shocker steeped in a chilling, uneasy sense of twisted religious mania.
It is not a slice-and-dice, this film uses real terror, the kind where you have no idea what’s going to happen. A fabulous movie, but don’t watch it alone.