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

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Grace Scott
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The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter: an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond...a wounded man on the run from creditors is rescued by a backwoods hermit with the secret to eternal life...a glass-eating carny pays the ultimate price for looking for love on the outside...and Civil War soldiers are held captive by a household of orphans with strange intentions for them. Written by Brian J. Wright <bjwright@acs.ucalgary.ca>

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Welcome to Oldfield, Tennessee. Population: Deadly! See more »


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25 September 1987 (USA)  »

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From a Whisper to a Scream  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)

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$1,400,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Vincent Price later expressed a strong dislike for the film in a letter written to German actor and puppeteer Gerd J. Pohl. Price said that his agent misrepresented it and Price was trapped in it. See more »

Goofs

Carnies in 1933 are playing poker and betting with coins that include a Jefferson nickel, first minted in 1938, and a Lincoln cent with the Lincoln Memorial reverse, first minted in 1959. See more »

Quotes

Julian White: One thing I've learned, my dear, is that one is never too old for nightmares.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, we are told "WHEN IN TENNESSEE VISIT OLDFIELD". Oldfield is not a real town. See more »

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Soundtracks

Class Tramp
Written by Jimmie Podrasky (as James Podrasky) and Michael Kaniecki (as M. Kaniecki)
Performed by The Rave-Ups
Courtesy Fun Stuff Records
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exhilarating exploitation...
30 May 2003 | by (NYC, United States) – See all my reviews

Of the many horror films I used to alleviate childhood boredom, this one was indelibly etched into my brain and probably will be forever. A cinematic achievement of unparalleled depravity, this Vincent Price vehicle (filmed in the Autumn of his life) contains incest, rape, child molestation, necrophilia, voodoo, glass-eating, slavery, mutilations, dismemberment, vengeance and allusions to cannibalism. By genre standards, the scripting, filming and performances were, for the most part, excellent and the work contains enough scatology to hold the interest of even the most reluctant horror/exploitation filmgoer. View this work if you would like to see an exaggerated depiction of humanity at it most malignant neatly condensed into four vignettes.


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