A woman is stalked by a psychotic killer. She eventually kills him, only for the man to shows up again, this time sane and without any knowledge of the attacks. The police doesn't believe her, but one detective agrees to look into it.
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John C. McGinley,
In this adaptation of a novel by famous horror author Dean Koontz, the story follows Hilary, a journalist who becomes the target of a relentless, incredibly enraged and extremely violent psychopath bent on murdering her at any cost. After several nearly successful attempts on her life, she manages to recognize her attacker as Bruno, a man whom she once interviewed, but fails to understand why he would want her dead. Later, she manages to kill him in self-defense, but then he shows up again, this time seemingly sane and without any knowledge of any of the attacks. The police does not believe her story, but a detective called Tony sympathizes with desperate Hilary and agrees to help her investigate the matters further. They soon realize that Hilary is not losing her mind and that someone - or something - really is trying to kill her and that Bruno's past may very well be the key to solving this terrifying supernatural mystery.
The movie version of Whispers just does not do Dean Koontz' excellent novel justice, but it is still enjoyable and stuck fairly close to the original plotline created by Dean Koontz. The story is twisted and gruesome and has to do with a woman being stalked by a serial killer. Sounds simple, right? However the nasty, perverse elements of the story make this unique. This, again, was okay but if Koontz had scripted it would have been a lot better. The actress who played Hilary was about ten years too old for the part, had the wrong hair color (Hilary had long, black hair in the book) and I detected a faint British accent. Chris Sarandon was okay as Tony, nothing special, and the actor who played Bruno was very good, even though it wasn't how I imagined Bruno. I suggest that anyone who may be interested in seeing this, read the book first if you really want to. It's much better than the movie.
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