R | | Crime, Drama, Horror
A serial killer who drains his victims' blood is on the loose in London. The police follow him to a house owned by an eccentric scientist.
Peter Saxon was originally a pen name of W. Howard Baker, but it came to be used by several writers working the same circuit, including Martin Thomas and Stephen Frances. The original novel was probably a "round robin", a collaborative effort between these three men.
Smells like cheese, looks like ham...
Superintendent Bellaver: Oh, no problem: it's chicken.
The car chase is full of errors in continuity. The action switches back and forth from a single lane road to a double lane highway and at one point Keith overtakes a blue car ahead of him in the road to the right and the police car follows. A few shots later, Keith overtakes a brown car and the scene cuts to Supt. Bellaver saying, "All right, let's take him." We then cut to one of the two cars overtaking the blue car and not the brown one.
British prints of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN have small differences than AIP's American Theatrical cut, with the American version removing Bellaver clumsily throwing a stone at the speedy cliff-climbing super-human Keith, and a bottle-swigging old drunk peeping at Keith and Sylvia fooling around in the convertible. The final shot of the British print is also different, with the credits scrolling over a long shot of Dr. Browning's lab heard over soundtrack music, rather than on the American print which has the credits being presented over a black screen with The Amen Corner's "Scream and Scream Again" playing. One thing omitted from the American version is a brief but significant dialogue exchange between Vincent Price and Christopher Lee: "But what of the dream?" asks Price. "There is only nightmare" replies Lee).