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

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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

Shot in 1985 and 1986, not released until 1987. See more »

Goofs

When Stanley pours the champagne for himself and Grace at the funeral home, he is seen draining his glass. The next shot of the glass shows it filled again, and he never refilled it. 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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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Get Mad, Get Down
Written by C. Wilkening
Performed by Social Fact
Courtesy Fun Stuff Records
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Weak horror anthology
17 December 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I feel I should mention that I love horror anthology movies. Actually, to put it more accurately, I love the IDEA of horror anthology movies. That's because the vast majority of horror anthology movies I have seen have left me less that satisfied, and that also goes for "From A Whisper To A Scream" (a.k.a. "The Offspring"). It's a pretty cheap-looking movie - director Jeff Burr himself once said the budget was actually $350,000 - though if that's true, I will admit that they managed to stretch the budget pretty far, including the fact they got a once in a lifetime cast. But even if they had more money to spend, the movie would have suffered from the fact that the script is pretty lame for the most part. 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. The other three stories have no surprises and each of them seem to go on forever. I would only recommend this movie to die hard fans of horror anthology movies.


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