The Shout (1978)

Review: The Shout (1978)

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski

Cast: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens, Tim Curry,

Alan Bates
Alan Bates
Susannah York
Susannah York
John Hurt
John Hurt
Robert Stephens
Robert Stephens
Tim Curry
Tim Curry

Plot: Bored while officiating a cricket match at a psychiatric hospital, Crossley tells Graves (a visitor) the tale of a mysterious stranger (also named Crossley) who invades the lives and house of a local musician and his wife. The stranger claims knowledge of real magic, which he uses to displace his host and dominate his wife. The musician must find a way to combat Crossley and his seemingly implacable powers. Graves doubts Crossley's claim that the story is true, and begins to believe that Crossley is actually one of the patients.

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Late summer viewing 2014, part two

Late summer viewing 2014, part two

A selection of recently viewed films ranges from revisionist horror to horror-comedy to experimental to Hitchcock imitation (or homage), all impressively presented on […]

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