The Silent Scream (1980)

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Horror. Martin Blueck, a prison visitor, offers a prisoner, Chuck, just released from prison, a job in his pet shop. In the basement of the shop, Blueck keeps numerous wild animals in cages with the doors open. Blueck explains that, having spent time in a Nazi concentration camp, he has decided to train both animals and humans to be held captive without the need to use cages, conditioning them by use of powerful electric charges instead of bars. The animals know when they can feed by the sound of a buzzer. When one day the temptation to open the shop's safe is too much for Chuck, he does so but finds himself trapped in a steel cell. Blueck thus begins his training of a human, allowing Chuck meals at certain times designated by the buzzer. Meanwhile, Chuck's wife sets out to find him. Finding Blueck and the local police no help, she takes matters into her own hands.

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