When The Screaming Stops

  • 1976
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

Inspired by a German folk tale about a siren called Lorelei who bewitched sailors into crashing their ships on a treacherous rock on the Rhine, this Spanish made horror film revolves around a series of gory murders that claim the students of an exclusive girls' school. Following the gruesome death of a bride-to-be, who appears to have been mauled by some...read more

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Inspired by a German folk tale about a siren called Lorelei who bewitched sailors into crashing their ships on a treacherous rock on the Rhine, this Spanish made horror film revolves around a series of gory murders that claim the students of an exclusive girls' school. Following the gruesome death of a bride-to-be, who appears to have been mauled by some kind of vicious animal, Elke (Silvia Tortosa), the headmistress of a women's college located in a small town the Rhine Valley, appeals to the mayor for protection for her students. He sends a professional hunter, Sigurd (Tony Kendall), to track down and kill the mysterious beast before it can claim any more victims. Sigurd hears rumors in town that the real culprit is the legendary Lorelei, but dismisses the notion as absurd. But sure enough, Lorelei (Helga Line) is to blame. Sigurd first meets her in the form a beautiful woman, but soon learns that the legends are right — in the moonlight Lorelei becomes a scaly, reptilian monster who lives in an underwater cave with a coterie of lesser sirens and must rip out and eat human hearts in order to survive. Directed by Amando de Ossorio, who's best known for a series of movies about zombie Templar knights kicked off by TOMBS OF THE BLIND DEAD (1972), this odd blend of German legend and '70s Euro-horror conventions is distinguished by the red flashes that precede each gory murder.

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  • Released: 1976
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Inspired by a German folk tale about a siren called Lorelei who bewitched sailors into crashing their ships on a treacherous rock on the Rhine, this Spanish made horror film revolves around a series of gory murders that claim the students of an exclusive g… (more)

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