From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

From a Whisper to a Scream (1987) movie poster

director Jeff Burr
viewed: 07/23/2018

It’s easy to see why some people consider A Whisper to a Scream (a.k.a. The Offspring) to be one of the best horror anthologies of the 1980s.

Vincent Price stars in the wrap-around story but the whole movie is rife with excellent actors in small roles and contributions: especially notable are Clu Gulager and Terry Kiser, but you’ve got Cameron Mitchell, Susan Tyrell, and Rosalind Cash too.

The stories have the eerie irony of classic The Twilight Zone, but heightened with a darkness and nastiness that eventually made Price bemoan his participation. The creep factor blends wonderfully with the sleaze and gore, giving the movie a quality and interest much above other films of the period.

I watched a crappy old VHS version of this on YouTube. It deserves much better. It deserves to be seen.

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