Carry on Screaming

This 12th in the successful Carry On series puts the skids under horror pix. Snag is that most horror films themselves teeter on parody and it is rather tough trying to burlesque a parody.

With:
Harry H. Corbett Kenneth Williams Fenella Fielding Joan Sims Charles Hawtrey Jim Dale

This 12th in the successful Carry On series puts the skids under horror pix. Snag is that most horror films themselves teeter on parody and it is rather tough trying to burlesque a parody.

Abduction of a girl by a monster starts a trail of goofy adventures as henpecked Detective Sergeant Bung (Harry H. Corbett) and his bovine assistant (Peter Butterworth) try to unravel this, the latest crime of a series. Investigations lead to an eerie mansion, inhabited by a ghoulish doctor, who is dead but re-incarnated, his attractively sexy, evil sister, a sinister butler and a couple of kidnapping monsters. There the brother-and-sister team ply their grisly trade of abducting girls, petrifying them and then selling them as shop dummies.

Gerald Thomas’ direction as usual is assured, though some of the gags and situations would be helped by speeding up via more ruthless trimming. Corbett and Fenella Fielding, both debuting with the Carry On team, give it added strength. Corbett mugs a great deal but the role demands it and Fielding as the grisly vamp glitters with an overdone seductiveness which is often funny.

Carry on Screaming

UK

Production: Anglo Amalgamated. Director Gerald Thomas; Producer Peter Rogers; Screenplay Talbot Rothwell; Camera Alan Hume; Editor Rod Keys; Music Eric Rogers

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 97 MIN.

With: Harry H. Corbett Kenneth Williams Fenella Fielding Joan Sims Charles Hawtrey Jim Dale

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