24 August 2014 | Wizard-8
Ordinary at best
"Too Scared To Scream" was filmed in 1982, but it apparently took three years for the movie to find a distributor willing to release it to theaters. Watching the movie, it doesn't take long to figure out why it took so long to be picked up for distribution. As other user commenters have pointed out, the movie (despite some nudity and foul language) has the appearance and feel of a made for television movie of the same era and lacks the "oompth" of a theatrical feature. The stalk and slash sequences come across as pretty tame, and no character seems to be particularly concerned that the body count is slowly rising. I will say the movie never gets boring, and it fooled me when it came to guessing who the murderer was... though on the other hand, the movie is never extremely involving, and I am usually terrible guessing who did it in murder mystery movies. It's odd that Mike Connors thought so much of this project that he not only acted in the movie, he produced it as well. You'd think that his years on the TV show "Mannix" would have him well trained as to what a good mystery was.