Bg
Sign in with or
Club MST3k only gets your name and profile pic, which are public anyway. You can use a fake name.

912 - The Screaming Skull



Viewers_big 1 person watching this episode right now.
196 laughs

Comments (80) Best Riffs (271)

0 laughs

Report
Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

Three peahens got loose from somewhere and were roaming around our neighborhood. I have no idea where they came from.


0 laughs

Report
Linnaeis "I AM the button" Blake - about 1 month ago

I keep waiting for the theme to say "Now keep in mind I can't control when the movie begins or ends." since Mike is singing it.


1 laugh

Report
Snuffy Wuffykiss - 3 months ago

Not scary. Not even a little bit.


2 laughs

Report
Stereo Catz - 4 months ago

Hey! How did the firetruck get down? A moment ago it was being held up by a deactivated robot. This cartoon about green clay people, talking horses, and robots isn't logical.


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - 6 months ago

Obviously they found a vacant house to film this piece of crap because there's no other reason for there to be no furniture.


0 laughs

Report
Curtis Awful - 6 months ago

Tom: AGAFFFPRKAGAAGAFFFNAAA
Tom's lump voice is hillarious. I rewound it like 5x.
now smash the robots.


0 laughs

Report
Brian Peter Vandenbroek - 6 months ago

Geez, I wish MY proboscis doubled as a party favor....


0 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Jane Sproul - 6 months ago

I love the quiet, 'ick' during the strangling scene. It sounds so exasperated.


3 laughs

Report
Teri Gee - 6 months ago

One little detail that actually impresses me because it doesn't happen in a lot of the other bad movies they watch. After Eric jumps in the pond to look for the skull, he's running around the estate and, go figure, he's actually still wet. He did not become instantly dry. It's a small thing, but I've been surprised at how many times instant dryness occurs.


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
BiffBurns - 7 months ago

What happened to the special effects guy on this movie? Was he in such a state of despair he could only propel The Skull bocci-ball like in the Horrifying Scene?


1:27:55
0 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

A Trick of the Tail, anyone?


1:24:46
0 laughs

Report
Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

Hey, look! It's Peter Gabriel!


31:45
1 laugh

Report
Last of the Wild Ponies - 9 months ago

"Just beheading rats down here, honey!" Oh, is that what they're calling it now?


1 laugh

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Mike Lessard - 12 months ago

I really think we need to look closer at Mickey. He was the one to find Eric's first wife dead, her skull smashed, but the skull(s) troubling them seem fine. I'm betting there's about five other of Mickey's best friends buried around the estate


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Jane Sproul - about 1 year ago

Have I mentioned how obviously this movie is the destitute man's 'Rebecca'?


2 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report

Normally I like Gumby and Pokey but I love how offended Tom and Crow get...


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Jinkee Nova - over 1 year ago

If you watch this video to the end, you get plunged into the middle of an episode with some production of Hamlet. Secret fact.


3 laughs

Report
Teri Gee - over 1 year ago

So...Joel must have really been feeling weird the day he programmed Tom Servo to turn into a butterfly...and gave him a spinneret as well. One of those space mad days, he was sitting there and instead of "finding found objects", he thought, "I'm going to turn Tom Servo into a butterfly!"


1 laugh

Report
Dr. Despicable - over 1 year ago

Those faces at 1:27:27 - brrrrrr!


Surprise Etiquette
2 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 1 year ago

With no prior notice, the Reverend and Mrs. Snow show up at Eric's house. Then, as they happily greet Eric, Mrs. Snow says, "What a wonderful surprise." Then to Jenny: "This is a lovely surprise." It seems that the person doing the surprising shouldn't say how great the surprise is.


3 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Bruce Box-Liker - over 1 year ago

I love the 19:30 mark, where Mrs. Snow leans in to give Eric her hushed opinion of his new wife. That must have been weird for Jenny, being literally physically connected to them while she was being discussed.


8 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 1 year ago

I can't help but wonder how common the "You may die of fright from watching this movie" gimmick was at the time of this film's production.


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Peter Trinidad Niederbrach - over 1 year ago

I like to think that Servo is brightly colored as a butterfly because he's poisonous to predators.


7 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Kyle Butler - over 1 year ago

Who else has seen this film more times than any sane person should only because they wanted to watch the gumby short and ended up watching the entire episode? this must be my 23rd time or so since the new year SOLELY due to me wanting to laugh at Robot Rump...us.


5 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
EAG46 - almost 2 years ago

Kevin Murphy must have been ROASTING under his monkey costume AND his penguin costume. Poor guy.


3 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stephen A Nathe - almost 2 years ago

Mickey and Torgo are the fraternal twin sons of Angelo....


2 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Lance Hammond - almost 2 years ago

You know, this movie is actually not that bad. It actually has a pretty promising potential tension and premise, unfortunately that premise sends mixed signals and the potential is so overstretched it's like watching the grass grow. I know of exactly 3 things that would make this movie a lot more enjoyable:

1. Smooth out the pacing. Make the scary bits much more intense and feral rather than dobbling about expectantly to the point that it's not worth to watch them.
2. RAise more implications that Jenny's Husband may not be as nice as we know. It was quite clever of them to have her Husband be this mysterious fellow who, while sympathetic for the better of his wife, may have some skeletons in his closet. or maybe not.
3. Remove the cop out of the Husband's attentions, with a lame "it was for the money". As a matter of fact, I think it would made it all the more creepy and interesting if the ulterior motive was never revealed. Because there was a good chance that her Husband may only had choked her to the point of consciousness so that he could protect her from her fears, or that he indeed is a crazy sociopath who wanted to kill her but was infiltrated by the 'skull' itself.

Despite that the Mercedes 300SL is the REAL STAR of this show, I have to give the Husband the runner up. He plays a good "sympathetic but also questionable" character.


6 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Jay Sloth - almost 2 years ago

Mickey is this far |--------| from being Torgo.


5 laughs

Report
Ray Garraty - almost 2 years ago

When the skull appears to chase the husband by falling down the stairs, you can clearly see the stick used to push the skull.


10 laughs

Report
Jen Bates - almost 2 years ago

That Gumby short will never ever get old.


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Charles Todd Helton Architect - about 2 years ago

The first MST3K that I ever saw, waaay back in the day. Hooked ever since.


7 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Larisa Roberts - about 2 years ago

At c. 28.00, when Mickey is struggling to pick up pots and Crow shouts, 'Get a box!!!' I laugh like a maniac, for about five minutes. Every. Time.


5 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stephen A Nathe - about 2 years ago

BEST.SHORT.EVER


7 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

At 1:20:30 when he throws the stool at the ghost it's arms go comically flying off.


6 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Ray Garraty - about 2 years ago

This made it's theater debut as a double double feature with 'Terror from the Year 5000.'


4 laughs

Report
Chrissy - about 2 years ago

I actually liked this movie


5 laughs

Report
Frederick Jacob Luebker - about 2 years ago

I love when she does her really ugly scream and Tom just calmly say "Ooh, that's horrible."


12 laughs

Report
Joseph Ewing - about 2 years ago

It really says something so much about how good the show was and how effectively they brought the bots to life that when Mike is beating the skull Crow, I instinctually thought, "Hey, he could really hurt Crow."


1 laugh

Report
Drawing Guts - about 2 years ago

Love this one!


2 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report

In the opening segment, Kevin Smith wore his penguin mask OVER his Prof. Bobo mask.

What a pro.


6 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
champton321 - over 2 years ago

"THEY HUNG HIS HEAD!!"


3 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Teri Gee - over 2 years ago

With the exception of the lackluster soundtrack, the end of this movie is actually kind of creepy, especially when she runs into the house and her husband just starts to strangle her. No sneaking up, no dramatic conversation. It actually was the creepiest part of the whole movie.


12 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 2 years ago

I think Tom's riff explains this movie best: "It's like they have two servings of tension that they're trying to stretch out for seven people."


4 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Kelly Slane - over 2 years ago

Well I can say this for the movie: I have now learned to never own peacocks if I want a peaceful nights sleep.


3 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Richard Deakin - over 2 years ago

See who directed this film? Eric Nicol...aka Mickey!!!! Ehhh Mickey! lol. Gumby's dad's name was Gumbo. What was Gumby's mom's name? Gummy lol


2 laughs

Report
Phil Carstens - over 2 years ago

This movie has the worst use of the "Dies Irae" ever.


3 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Bruce Ellsworth Reed - over 2 years ago

The movie might be pathetic, but at least she is nice eye candy!


9 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stereo Catz - over 2 years ago

Why was Skull-Crow so resilient? I've seen regular Crow's net fall off from turning his head too fast before.


2 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 2 years ago

Why when I press the laugh does it go down. That's counterproductive.


3 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 2 years ago

I'm almost positive that's the same woman and the preist - that are in The Space Children as parents. There almost in the same vein - cinematography wise. Wonder if they were made by the same production company.


5 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Shawn Amkr Dickinson - over 2 years ago

Gumby short + sketch is my favorite short-host segment combo - the way the servo and crow react is epicly funny. Butteryfly servo is the strangest thing hahaha - and the penguin customs LOL. This is such a strange movie - watching this unriffed (the original) would unnerve me - the atmosphere and acting - the black and white dreary ness - its really nothing about the script - more the atmosphere itself.


4 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Michael S - over 2 years ago

DAMN, offer not good in UT, FL and AZ, I live in AZ, so if I die... I don't get the free burial? WHAT A BUMMER!


4 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Bees On Pie - almost 3 years ago

I had a VHS of that Gumby short when I was a kid. Turns out when you play it in conjunction with White Zombie's La Sexorcisto, it syncs up perfectly. Like Dark Side and The Wizard of Oz.


2 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Colleen Swiggum - almost 3 years ago

do they cover funerals services if you die of boredom too?


6 laughs

8 replies Comment-icon
Report
Fredrick Stafford - almost 3 years ago

Mickey, Torgo, and Piers Morgan…...would the least repulsive among you please step forward.

NOT...so fast Piers!


2 laughs

5 replies Comment-icon
Report
crowbate - almost 3 years ago

Who watched this on Chicago's UHF channel 32's 'Son of Svengooli' Friday nights back in the day?


6 laughs

Report

1:26:50 - Geez, Mike's credit rating really takes a beating both here and in the "Russian Experts" bit from Jack Frost. No wonder he had to live on rice all the time, even after he got back to Earth.


6 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Edmund Wolfe - almost 3 years ago

I saw the unriffed verssion on a late-night movie slot before I saw this episode and remember thinking "Man, this would make a great MST3K"... I felt a sense of pride when I later heard them use some of the same riffs I made.


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Mallory Hinz - almost 3 years ago

This is one of my favorites. Hands-down.


4 laughs

Report
Desiree Ashcraft - about 3 years ago

The snippet of Hamlet at the end of link 1 is a nice touch!


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Kiri T. Unicorn - about 3 years ago

Seeing that classic Mercedes 300SL is the best part of this movie. I would love to have one of those.


7 laughs

Report
Scott Davis - over 3 years ago

ROBOT RUMP!


6 laughs

Report
RevJoan - over 3 years ago

"Bolis" and "Horse Flop".......HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA xD


5 laughs

12 replies Comment-icon
Report
Desiree Ashcraft - over 3 years ago

Is anyone else completely creeped out by Gumby? That clay monstrosity has creeped me out since I was a kid......


4 laughs

7 replies Comment-icon
Report
Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Why does Mike need golf clubs on a satellite?


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Stereo Catz - over 3 years ago

Can’t say I didn’t see that Toni Basil reference coming.


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

You know, a slinky that actually goes down stairs as advertised would've been way more intimidating than this stupid thing.


6 laughs

Report
Jason Edwards - over 3 years ago

"I'm hearing things again." What did you hear? Was it a gunshot or more of a stabbing sound?


5 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

GET ON WITH IT, MOVIE!


6 laughs

Report
Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

Calm down dear, you're not crazy, it's just our mentally imbalanced groundskeeper wandering around the house at night, don't fret.


9 laughs

3 replies Comment-icon
Report
Gal Dagon - over 3 years ago

OK, am I the only one who winced when Gumbo landed on that roof?


9 laughs

1 reply Comment-icon
Report
Terry Wilson - over 3 years ago

Crow and Tom doing the voices for the lumps of clay is easily one of my all time favorite things that has ever happened on MST3K. No matter how many times I've seen that part I still laugh my butt off. And the follow up "NO MIKE! THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS IN THE REAL WORLD! THIS IS REALITY!" Is just the icing on the cake.


6 laughs

Report
Calvin Morie McCarthy - over 3 years ago

"MIKE! It's Crow, Mike! It's Crow!" :p


4 laughs

9 replies Comment-icon
Report
Leslie Doesn't Get You - over 3 years ago

I know this won't be a popular opinion, but I actually liked this movie. [ducking to avoid being hit by rotten tomatoes]


14 laughs

Report
Em Parker - almost 4 years ago

Mike screaming hysterically as he carefully selects a golf club to beat Crow with is probably one of the best host segments. Boy that Crow skull is durable. Also the 'bots' traumatized crying at the robot massacre is wicked hilarious.


4 laughs

4 replies Comment-icon
Report
Zap R. - almost 4 years ago

I have a new favorite host seg. Tom servo as a gentle butterfly,defies his very nature(which I characterize as beligerant). Hilarious!


10 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
RevJoan - almost 4 years ago

I think Mickey and Torgo are somehow related...or maybe they just shared a locker at Bad Actors University


4 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
23devil - almost 4 years ago

@0:08:33 what the hell??? XD


12 laughs

2 replies Comment-icon
Report
Alex Stefanic - almost 4 years ago

I've watched this episode at least a half dozen times and butterfly Servo still make me giggle.