Scream, Pretty Peggy
Directed by Gordon Hessler
Screen great Bette Davis (All About Eve, Burnt Offerings) stars in Scream, Pretty Peggy, a made-for-TV creepfest crafted in the grand tradition of Hitchcock’s Psycho. College student and aspiring artist Peggy (Sian Barbara Allen, Billy Two Hats) takes a housekeeping job at a mansion where sculptor Jeffrey (Ted Bessell, TV’s That Girl) lives with his elderly mother (the diabolical Ms. Davis). Things get strange when Peggy discovers a third resident: Jeffrey’s hopelessly insane sister. Horror maven Gordon Hessler (The Oblong Box, Scream and Scream Again) directed this atmospheric shocker, co-written by Jimmy Sangster (Horror of Dracula, Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?) and co-starring Charles Drake (Back Street) and Allan Arbus (TV’s M*A*S*H).