Scream of the Banshee (2011) Movie Review

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2011 | R | Horror
90 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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Scream of the Banshee Review


An archeology professor unearths a dangerous artifact, unwittingly releasing a creature that is able to kill with the power of its bone-splitting scream.

Scream of the Banshee (2011) is an American horror movie that is 90 minutes long and was filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Director Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion (2006), The Aggression Scale (2012), Silent Night (2012), Under the Bed (2012)) did an exceptional job with the screenplay. You cannot miss the plot holes. The movie contains sexual scenes with partial nudity, violence, graphic deaths, creepiness, bad language, suspense and scare factors.

Scream of the Banshee starts by showing us a female in a red cape riding a horse in the forest in 1188 in Ireland. She appears to be escaping a small group of Irish Templar Knights that are chasing her. The female turns out to be a Banshee the Knights want to kill and successfully do so by severing her head from her body and lock the head in a metal box. We soon see the present day with Archeology Professor Isla Whelan (Lauren Holly - Dumb & Dumber (1994), All My Children (1970), What Women Want (2000), Picket Fences (1992)) who is working on a Santa Mira Archive Project. Her assistant Otto ( Todd Haberkorn - Soul Eater (2008), D.Gray-man (2006), The Collector (2009), Summer Wars (2009)) is cheerful and jokes around with her other assistant, Janie (Leanne Cochran - Green Lantern (2011), I Ran Against Us (2010), Texas Killing Fields (2011)) who is the serious type. Together the three of them are putting in some seriously long hours as they are up against a tight deadline.

The Professor receives a box from an unknown person and opens it to find an Irish gauntlet. After discovering a hidden room and more boxes, the metal box that the Irish Templar Knights used to keep the banshee is now in their hands. Here it goes; you have to take the gauntlet from the first box to be able to open the lock on the metal box - it goes hand in hand. They now have the severed head of a banshee in their possession. Watch the movie to see all that happens after!!!

Screams of the Banshee was an entertaining watch to an extent, especially seeing that the banshee head being unboxed. It was a sitting on the edge of my seat moment for me with chills up my spine - I was not sure of what to expect. The pace of the movie was well done as it did not let my mind wander off the screen. I was hoping to see the history about the Banshee’s somewhere in the movie and how they came about. I do not recommend people to go out on a limb to watch this movie - watch it if it is on TV one day but do not have high expectations.

About Scream of the Banshee 2011

Title: Scream of the Banshee
Year: 2011
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 18 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Lance Henriksen, Edrick Browne, Todd Haberkorn, Garrett Hines, Monica Acosta, Thomas C. Daniel, Kim Ormiston, Misty Ormiston, Kasey Emas, Marcelle Baer, Don Lincoln, Kayden Kessler, Lauren Holly, John T. Wilson Jr., Eric F. Adams, Garin Sparks, Leanne Cochran
Writers: Anthony C. Ferrante, Jacob Hair
Director: Steven C. Miller