Join Vincent and Tangella as they watch “From a Whisper to a Scream” from 1987 with Vincent Price and Martine Beswick.
"From a Whisper to a Scream," also known as "The Offspring," stands out among horror films of the 1980s for its ability to maintain a consistently dark tone and excessive gore despite the era's heavy censorship. The film is both unnerving and twisted in its storytelling, reminiscent of the later "Tales from the Crypt" series. The film's narrative is anchored by Vincent Price's character, Oldfield historian Julian White, who, on the night of his niece's execution, recounts four gruesome stories to a reporter that span different eras of the town's history. The tales involve sinister deeds, murder, and sometimes a twisted sense of humor. Each story paints Oldfield as a place with an inherent evil.
Vincent Price's presence in the film is a significant draw, even though he expressed regret about his involvement post-release. The other actors, including Cameron Mitchell, deliver compelling performances. Clu Gulager's portrayal is particularly disturbing, adding to the film's eerie atmosphere. "From a Whisper to a Scream" showcases the collaborative efforts of talented filmmakers, including director Jeff Burr and writer C. Courtney Joyner, and it serves as a visceral and quality horror experience. The film's visual presentation, shot on 35mm film, makes it a compelling choice for fans of the genre.
Vincent Price as Julian White
Clu Gulager as Stanley Burnside
Terry Kiser as Jesse Hardwick
Susan Tyrrell as Reporter
Harry Caesar as Felder Evans
Cameron Mitchell as Sgt. Gallen
Martine Beswick as Katherine
Ron Brooks as Steven
Rosalind Cash as Snakewoman
Miriam Byrd-Nethery as Eileen Burnside
Megan McFarland as Grace