Scream for Help

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This article is about the film. For the soundtrack, see Scream for Help (album).
Scream for Help
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Directed by Michael Winner
Written by Tom Holland
Starring Rachael Kelly
Corey Parker
Music by John Paul Jones
Cinematography Robert Paynter
Edited by Arnold Ross
Michael Winner
Distributed by Lorimar
Release dates
  • July 1984 (1984-07)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Scream for Help is a 1984 film directed by Michael Winner from an original screenplay by Tom Holland.


A teenage girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tries to tell other people about it, no one will believe her.


The Monthly Film Bulletin criticized Scream for Help for what it described as the film's "moronic characterization, daft dialogue, inept performances and opportunistic camerawork." [1]

Screenwriter Holland was extremely displeased with Winner's handling of his script.


The film's score was composed by former Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones and released as a Soundtrack.

Video release[edit]

The film was released on VHS in 1986 by Karl-Lorimar Home Video and had trailers for American Anthem, Max Headroom and Maximum Overdrive. To this day, the film has never been released on either DVD or Blu-ray.


  1. ^ Quoted in Christopher Tookey, "Michael Winner's latest film is his most offensive yet". The Daily Mail, May 11, 1999, (p.11).

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