3 September 2018 | trimbolicelia
Death Scream (1975) (The Woman Who Cried Murder)
Very good mid-70s made-for-TV film. Partly based on an actual mid-60s murder that took place in the middle of the night in the Kew Gardens / Forest Hills area of Queens. What made the case notorious was that a great many neighbors heard and may have even seen some of the attack and DID NOTHING. Either from fear, apathy, or not wanting to get involved in the police investigation. None of us should get too outraged or superior because we all could behave the same way. Hopefully not. The film deals with this aspect of the story for the first half of the film and then drifts away from it and becomes a typical police hunt tale. Fine performances from all but the standouts are Raul Julia as the lead investigating cop, Art Carney, Tina Louise and Nancy Walker. A lot of other mainly TV actors are also part of the cast. Story is based in Brooklyn, not Queens. The shabby apartment buildings and the individual flats are typical of the 70s but kind of depressing. The opening credits list the title of the film as Street Kill. The four stars are for the excellent film but a mediocre DVD. Needs to be released re-mastered. Other than that highly recommended.