A Scream in the Streets (1973) from
This is a Harry Novak film with a
crime/cops theme, featuring Sharon Kelly, and several other porn
actresses that I could not identify. Think Adam 12 meets Skinemax.
|Two plain clothes detectives,
recently partnered, are on the trail of a serial killer who prays on
beautiful young women. Along the way, they stop a spanking freak
from abusing a massage girl, chase a peeping tom, and arrest an armed
robber, only to have him released the next morning on bail. Most of
the mail characters have sex with a well endowed woman, and two women
in the "bored housewives club" do each other as the peeper watches.
| medium-core porn. see
||Tons of nudity from everyone,
including Sharon Kelly, who plays the police dispatcher, and has a
long sex scene with a patrolman. Like Novak's other work, there is
plenty of full-frontal, both male and female, and the sex scenes
maintain heat and do not become boring or repetitive. I do miss the
humor of some of his themes, such as dumb hillbilly, but the sex and
exposure is up to his usual standards.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C+. Genre classic.
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