The Silent Scream

Synopsis: Scotty moves into Mrs. Engels' seaside mansion where three other college students are boarding. Mrs. Engels prefers to stay in her room in the attic, but her son Mason helps the students get settled. Soon one of the students is killed. The policemen on the case begin uncovering the Engels family secret as the remaining students become endangered.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Denny Harris
Production: American Cinema
87 min


What is your major?

- Have you had your physical examination yet?

- Who is next?

Parking permits... Mr. Zimmerman

I didn't get my library card,

can you tell me where I can go get it?

Do you have your registration receipts?

- Where is the housing desk?

- Third desk down.

- Name?

- Scotty Parker.

- Your Major?

- I'm a journalism major.

I don't think you're going to find me on that...

I transferred at the very last minute...

- and I didn't have time... - Ms. Parker,

have you any idea the housing problem in Santa Rey?

On campus housing was filled 2 months ago!

You can try these... But they haven't

been approved by the housing committee.

So we can't vouch for their quality!

- Ok! Thank you...

- Everybody's late...


Is anybody home?!



- Hey!...Where are you?

- I'm down here!

Oh...Hi! live here?

- Yeah, you looking for a room?

No I'm not looking for a room,

I'm desperate for a room!

Now if you turn me away, I'm going to

have to sleep on the beach tonight!

- Please! Please!

- I'm not the one you should talk to.

- I think they can take care of you up there.

- Oh god, I hope so.

- I'm Scotty.

- I'm Doris.

- I knocked on the door, but nobody's there.

- Mrs. Engels is probably in there...

but she wouldn't come down to answer the door.

However I think Mason should

be home pretty soon.

Is that Mason?

Are you kidding?

Mason's a little high school kid.

Does he wear glasses and ride a bike?

-Yeah how did you know?

Because I passed him on the way up here,

Come on!

The guy in the porsche is looking for a room too!

He's going to get it first!

- Wait a minute, Wait a minute!

- She was here first!

I don't want to put you on the spot,

But I had a really bad day and I really need a room!

- So do I!

- I'm not a violent person by nature...

But if there's a room here,

I'm ready to fight for it.

Why fight we can always share it...

I don't really think there's a problem...

There are two rooms for rent...'s Scotty, I'm Doris.

- Ah, I'm Peter Ransom

and it's a pleasure to meet you both.

The kitchen is back through here...

You guys can figure out what shelves you'll be

using in the refrigerator when Jack gets home.

-Who's Jack?

- He's your other housemate...

- I can show you your rooms now if you want.

- Oh please. - Please.

- This is the good one.

- It's yours if you want it.

-How much is it?

- Um $75 dollars a month.

Well there's another one that's a little smaller...

But it's real nice, and it's only $50.

- I better take that one.

- If she doesn't want it, I do.

We could've had a bidding war for that room,

not that I care since my father pays for everything.

But to show you his appreciation.

Why don't I take you to dinner...?

I have a better idea, Jack will be home soon...

So why dont you take all four

of us out to dinner.

I know this great little place just down the beach.

...of course if you can't afford it...

I can handle it thanks.

I can always sell my car...

The other room is right here.

- Can you show me the rest of the house?

- I'll take it!

There's a laundry room in the basement, and you'll

have to clean up after yourself if you use the kitchen.

Sounds good to me.

Also there's only one bathtub, so

you'll have to keep that clean too.

Ok, I'll still take it.

Oh, this is just right!

I'm glad you like it...

It was my sister's room.

Are there advantages

to being rich?...





I was wondering if you had any place

to store these suitcases...

-There really isn't any space in my room.

- There's lots of room in the basement.

Basement's are kind of damp...

Do you have an Attic?


- Is it ok if I put them up there?

-If there's something wrong with the attic...

- No, it's fine, you can put them in the attic.

Just try to be quiet when you go by my mother's room.

...It's the door on the right.

the attic's on the left.



Mason told be it would be alright

if I put my suitcases here.

I'm sorry...that I bothered you.

Hey Peter!

- Hi, what's up?

-Nothing, you need some help unloading your stuff?

Yeah sure, why not?

Hurry up the bus is leaving.

So are you ready to celebrate our last

night of freedom before the new term?

- Well... I think that's a pretty good excuse for a party.

- Anything's a good excuse for a party.

So tell me about this restaurant that your

taking me to tonight, Is it far?

No not really, we can walk to it on the beach if you feel like it.

Sounds like fun.

That I take it is the other roomate.

You got it.

- Hi I hope I'm not interrupting anything.

- No not at all, come meet your new neighbor.

- Jack this is Peter.

- Hey how you doing? - How are you.

- This your machine?

- Yup.

Sure is a beauty.

You know the salt air is going to kill the finish around here.

- There's nothing I can do about that.

-Sure all you gotta do is buy one of those canvas covers.

- Oh man, life's too short to hassle that kinda thing every day!

- Guess what?


Peter's taking all of us out to dinner tonight.

- Alright Peter.

- Who's all of us?

- You will see...

Oh I will see huh? Is there a surprise in store?

There's a little surprise that I can't talk to you about.

Do I have to close my eyes and hold out my hand?

You can close your eyes but your washing your hand.

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Ken Wheat

Ken Wheat (born 1950) is an American screenwriter, producer and director. He is the writer of Pitch Black and the brother of screenwriter Jim Wheat, with whom he has collaborated on a number of projects. more…

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