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Scream of Fear
Directed by Seth Holt
Produced by Jimmy Sangster
Michael Carreras
Written by Jimmy Sangster
Starring Susan Strasberg
Ronald Lewis
Ann Todd
Christopher Lee
Music by Clifton Parker
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Editing by Eric Boyd-Perkins
Distributed by Columbia Pictures Corporation
Release date(s) 4 April 1961
Running time 78 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Taste of Fear (US title: Scream of Fear) is a 1961 British thriller directed by Seth Holt for Hammer Films. It was shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Douglas Slocombe. It starred Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, with Christopher Lee, then one of Hammer's most bankable stars, in a supporting role.

In the story a young paralysed woman returns to her family home after the mysterious disappearance of her father. She has a cool relationship with her stepmother, while the chauffeur helps her investigate the father's disappearance. During the investigations, she finds the father's corpse in various locations around the house, however it always quickly vanishes again before anyone else sees it.

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CastAnn Todd, Christopher Lee, Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Leonard Sachs, Anne Blake, John Serret, Fred Johnson, Bernard Browne
Genre:  Drama, Action, Adventure
Release Date:  January 1, 1961
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
Runtime:  1hr 20min
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review by . July 25, 2011
Constantly finding the wet corpse of her father really bothers young, shy Penny Appleby
It's a shame this tidy, clever A-quality movie has such a corny B-movie title. Of course, you might not be blamed for thinking Scream of Fear (Taste of Fear in Britain) is just more of the same old murderous, jump-out-and-scare-the-wheelchair-bound young heroine. There's the creepy house, the stepmother, the leaf-strewn swimming pool, the dark and disused summer house and the moveable old corpse. Maybe there's even an inheritance to think about. Scream of Fear has all this, but it also …
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