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Scream For Me





Garrott tries to uncover the secret of life after death in the screams of his victims. He has assassinated women in the past but nothing has come out of it.

After strangling a woman to death in her own apartment, he is visited by a man even crazier than he is. The man, who has Madman tattooed on his bicep, knocks him out with a crowbar. He then proceeds to pummel him with kicks and punches.

The man came over to have sex and he isnít going away empty handed. However, the man doesnít screw dead people: he prefers the warmth of a living bodyÖ. Seems ilke Garrott is the only option left.

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Times change. Not too long ago, men were teased for being homosexual: it was a common insult. Today, the flipside is true: homophobia is frowned upon. In my opinion, a phobia should be defined as an uncontrollable fear, not prejudice as is commonplace with the term homophobic. We only see the true meaning of this term after living through (or at least seeing) the events presented in Scream For Me.

Even madman (Tony Simmons), the rapist, tries to convince himself that he isnít gay by disguising Garrott as a woman. He duct tapes his genitals, slaps a wig on his head and puts lipstick on Garrot while repeating his heterosexuality. Another thing that he constantly repeats is that he came over to have sex and he will be damned if he doesnít. He considers these moments as preliminaries to sex, but we get the impression they are actions preliminary to death. It is an interesting concept to avenge the death of innocent victims with a doubly horrifying murder; to combat madness with an even more intense madness.

The film combines murder, rape, forced transvestitism and madness presented in nightmarish green and red lighting. For the simple reason that it pushes the limits of what we normally on screen, this short film deserves to be seen. When Garrott slaps, strangles and smashes his victim onto the ground, the combination of camera angles, the editing cuts and the sound make you forget youíre watching fiction.

As you have learned, this story is about rape. It requires an open mind to be fully appreciated. I personally enjoyed its interpretation of psychosis. During psychosis, thoughts, questions and theories zoom through your head, disguising reality. From what I can understand, this is what happens to Garrott and these aspects could have been developed further. The team that conceived Scream For Me seems solid enough to develop a longer film during which we would have the time to sympathize with the characters.

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Memorables aspects
- Madman dancing in a psychedelic manner.

Memorables characters
- Madman (Tony Simmons)

Released in: 2000

Movie type: Horror - Thriller - Drama - Taboos - Sexuality


Films in similar category:
If I Die Before I Wake
In a Glass Cage
The Witch Who Came from the Sea
I Spit on Your Grave
Savage Vengeance

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Steve  
( 2004-03-26 )  




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