From a Whisper to a Scream (1987) - Action, Drama, Horror

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In a small Tennessee town, a historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Jeff Burr
Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 48 found boring (14.58%)

One-line Reviews (33)

The ending was confusing, and really stupid, and I just found this to be a lifeless story with a good premise.

Gory horror anthology film with pretentious touches and more recognizable veteran actors than it deserves.

His appearances are blatantly pointless, and further add to my view that the horror legend was only tacked on for financial reasons.

This was quite a bland and overall uneventful entry.

The stories aren't scary at all, are sick (necrophilia; a nude middle-aged woman being drowned; knives in a man's groin), boring and stupid.

That's what really makes this segment worth watching; overall it's kind of predictable.

Of the many horror films I used to alleviate childhood boredom, this one was indelibly etched into my brain and probably will be forever.

What a waste of money.

"From a Whisper to a Scream" is rated R for violence and gore, adult situations, nudity, profanity, alcohol, drugs, smoking, and frightening and intense sequences.

Unlike the old Amicus anthologies that had charm and class this is just gross with pathetic attempts at being artsy fartsy.

Despite a nice messy digestive explosion, this is still extremely silly stuff with the the worst performances yet and a very dull plot.

The simple story and the predictable setup give this a truly appropriate anthology feel that gets worked over nicely by the setting here.

In the third story - and perhaps the most intense - a glass eater falls for an innocent young girl and pays for it, thanks to his previous relationship with the carnival's snake woman (Rosalind Cash, The Omega Man).

Wonderfully grim and intense horror anthology, one that could definitely stand to be better known.

The second story (concerning someone who has figured out the secret for eternal life) is okay, namely because it has an unexpected (and effective) ironic ending.

This story touches on black magic and has a definitely repulsive yet somewhat intriguing resolution.

While none of the four tales are excellent, each of them are at least entertaining and make for a fun movie.

"The Offspring" is a surprisingly good and highly entertaining 80s Horror omnibus, the only disappointment being that Vincent Price has too little screen time.

Now, I found the first story (with Clu Galagher) to be just a bit too sick, it's still pretty entertaining and his character plays a loser to such perfection that it's actually funny to watch him.

Fun and highly enjoyable anthology .

On the whole, this isn't a must see horror movie, but it's very good and I highly recommend it!

This is a whole lot of fun, this movie, well worth watching for genre fans, with director Jeff Burr (who went on to direct such sequels as the second "Stepfather", the second "Pumpkinhead", and the third "Texas Chainsaw Massacre") working capably from an entertaining script that he co-wrote with C.

Definitely worth watching.

This is an enjoyable if undistinguished entry in the anthology canon.

I enjoyed it the most and I wasn't expecting to be so satisfied by the end.

"From a Whisper to a Scream" is a very lively and surprisingly entertaining horror anthology that got neglected in the congested horror offer of the eighties.

A great, gruesome and hugely enjoyable 80's horror anthology winner .

This was a really slow story, despite a great opening that really sets up what could be an excellent story.

Just when I was about to think this was gonna be a lame story about a guy going nuts and killing some women, there was the act of necrophilia (not shown, though) and the completely unexpected twist in the end.

A Nice Gem That's Worth Watching .

While it has plenty of stellar atmosphere in the old- school village with the Civil War time-period and the gory kills in the segment are quite graphic, overall the segment feels too familiar and cliché which does render the surprise rather obvious.

After the first, the fun really kicks in with three very exciting and hard-boiled tales of madness!

It's completely pointless and follows a glass-eating carny.