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From a Whisper to a Scream (1987)

The Offspring (original title)
In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

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Stanley Burnside
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Felder Evans
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Beth Chandler
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Steven Arden
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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. Stop in for a night of pure terror. 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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The film was written and shot under the title 'From a Whisper to a Scream', but it was changed to 'The Offspring' for the American release. However, when it was released on DVD it was released under its original title. See more »

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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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Edited into The Unauthorized Hagiography of Vincent Price (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Get Mad, Get Down
Written by C. Wilkening
Performed by Social Fact
Courtesy Fun Stuff Records
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Certainly twisted horror/anthology.
7 July 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

"From a Whisper to a Scream" is an excellent horror/anthology which takes place in the small town of Oldfield,Tennessee.Julian White(as always brilliant Vincent Price)relates four hideous stories to the news reporter Bess Chandler(Susan Tyrrell).In the first one for example,a horror veteran Clu Gulager gives an immensely entertaining performance as a mild-mannered,but suitably creepy old bachelor who takes care of his pathetic sister and who also happens to have necrophiliac intentions toward younger women.The last story is truly disturbing-it has a group of Yankee soldiers during the Civil War who run into a group of psychotic Rebel kids,whose parents were all killed in the war and all hell breaks loose!!Despite the emphasis on gore and some pretty vile subject matter,the film is well-made and interesting.Highly recommended.


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